December 2004 Archive

Happy New Years 2005
December 31, 2004 | 11:15 PM EST | Bill

From all of us at we wish all of our readers a happy and prosperous 2005, and of course may it bring you the Revenge of the Sith we all crave!



The Clearance Updates
December 31, 2004 | 10:16 PM EST | Bill

If you’re been waiting on some OTC items, the clearance prices have gotten about as good as they get. Here’s some highlights from the reports we’ve received:

Yak Reader Dgerbing reports the Milwaukee Wisconsin Target had the 12″ VOTC Boba Fett for $7.24.

Yak Reader Peter Z. reports: Just letting you know that I found the VOTC figures at Target for only $4.92! The other nearby Target had them for $6.98, but another one had them for only $4.92. The prices vary as well for the 12″. One had them for $14.48, whereas others had them for $19-ish.
Also, I went to Wal*Mart with Target receipt in hand, and asked them if they would price match, and they did! So I picked up stuff at Wal*Mart for that price. That, I believe, might be at the discretion of the manager, because they wanted to see the “flyer” with that price. Since, I had the receipt and actual figures on hand, they didn’t mind.
And don’t know if you all know this, but all VOTC figures are only $7.00 now at Wal*Mart.

Yak Reader Jay’s report is that his local Target marked down the 12″ VOTC Lukes to $6.89! I was lucky enought to find a Stormtrooper among them! The Leia w/ Cup set has been marked down to $2.98! Basic Saga figures still at $3.98. Another Target store still had the 12″ at $14.48.

And Yak Reader Mike reports: I just picked up the three VOTC 12 inchers for $7.48 here in Jefferson City, MO



Target Markdowns Continue
December 31, 2004 | 12:12 AM EST | Bill

Yak Reader Tim in Memphis wrote in to let us know that:

Target had their 12 inch Original Trilogy figures (Luke, Boba Fett & Stormtrooper) marked down to $14.48 each.



Price Increases… The History
December 30, 2004 | 12:31 AM EST | Bill

Yak Reader Chris wrote in to point out that the price increases we’re seeing are part of an increase in cost from Hasbro to retailers. Fans who’ve been in this hobby for a while will remember we have seen other base price increases just before the release of a new movie. Hopefully we’ll see Hasbro keep turning out the quality of sculpts and articulation we’ve seen on the new figures released on late 2004 and soon to be in early 2005.



Cantina Wave At Target
December 29, 2004 | 10:17 PM EST | Bill

Yak Reader Mauricio sent in this report:

Found the New Hope wave at Target. Had to take out a home loan for the 6.99 price per figure. On another note do you remember when Star Wars was about wholesome family values like blasting stormtroopers and cutting off limbs with a light saber. These days its all about smoking, toking and boozing it up. Oh well, at least they’re cool figures.



Collector’s Gallery Online Newsfeed
December 29, 2004 | 10:51 AM EST | Joseph is now taking preorders on the 2 following Gentle Giant items:

Darth Vader Gentle Giant statue 199.95
Leia Boushh Gentle Giant mini bust 49.95

OTC Star Wars Darth Vader #34 9.95
OTC Star Wars Luke Xwing pilot #05 9.95
OTC Star Wars Imperial Trooper #38 9.95
OTC Empire Snowtrooper #25 9.95
OTC Jedi Lando Skiff #32 9.95
OTC Jedi Biker Scout #11 9.95
OTC Empire Darth Vader 14.95
OTC Empire C3PO 14.95
OTC Jedi Stormtroopers 14.95
OTC Jedi Boba Fett 14.95
OTC Empire Yoda 14.95
OTC Jedi R2-D2 14.95
OTC Jedi Chewbacca 14.95

To get there click here



Big Bad Toy Store Newsfeed
December 28, 2004 | 9:22 PM EST | Bill

This just in from the Big Bad Toy Store:

Hi – Here is a quick update from

15% OFF NEW YEARS SALE: As a ‘Thank You’ for a great year in 2004, we’ve decided to run our best sale yet! This sale is for 15% off orders $60 or more on all normal store items! (Pre-Orders, Vintage Items, Takara Predaking are not included in the sale) We really appreciate your orders throughout the year and we hope this special pricing on instock items will help add more great items to your collection at an attractive price! All new items listed below are eligible for the sale as well and please see this page for important sales details:
STAR WARS: We’ve received the Holiday 2004 Edition Jawa set – available now for $17.99. The 2004 exclusive Silver Sandtrooper figure is available for $21.99 and the Sandtrooper troop builder box of 4 figures is available for $29.99. A variety of newer Galactic Heroes and Post OTC figures are also still in stock.

Thanks for your interest in and be sure to take
advantage of our 15% Off Sale!
Click here to order!



2004– The Year In Review
December 28, 2004 | 10:48 AM EST | Bill

The Official Site has updated with a look back at the highlights of 2004 in the Star Wars Universe. Check it out there.



Max Rebo’s Christmas Contest
December 25, 2004 | 8:59 PM EST | Bill

Max Rebo is hosting a christmas contest sponsored by Brian’s Toys with some nice prizes. Check it out here.



Brian’s Toys Newsfeed
December 25, 2004 | 8:39 PM EST | Bill

This just in from Brian’s Toys:

We have posted our latest Newsletter #287. Visit our
Newsletter here.

We have Basic OTC figures back in stock and a shipment of AFA graded figures also arrived including a few basic figures and a selection of OTC Classic figures. OTC 12″ Boba Fett is also back in stock for $99.99. The exclusive DVD Commemorative Sets are also back in stock.

Great carded figures are featured throughout our POTF2, POTJ, Clone Wars and Saga sections. Exclusive AFA graded Saga figures like the Silver Boba Fett and Jorg Sacul are also featured this week.

New vintage in this week includes a collection of AFA graded Japanese Poppy figures including Boba Fett, C-3PO, Death Star Droid, Han Solo and R5-D4. We also received a nice set of boxed 12″ Dolls in varying conditions form MISB C-7 to MIB C-6. The figures included are C-3PO, Stormtrooper, Ben Kenobi, Darth Vader, Han Solo, Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia Organa. Also included was a 12″ R2-D2 AFA 80.

Have a safe and joyous holiday!



It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Clearance
December 25, 2004 | 8:28 PM EST | Bill

We’ve gotten a number of reports from Yak Readers across the country about Target clearancing their current Star Wars stock, both 3 3/4 figure, the Original Trilogy 12″, and the ships as well. The basic 3 3/4 figures include Saga and Original Trilogy/Post OT are 3 bucks and change, 12″ are running just under 15 bucks. Their exclusive Slave Is are also included. Good bargain hunting.



Merry Christmas
December 25, 2004 | 12:37 AM EST | Bill

From all of us here at we wish you a Merry Christmas, the Happiest of Holidays, and a great New Year! Enjoy the holiday with your loved ones and friends.



Check Out the New Figure Stand!
December 24, 2004 | 9:51 AM EST | Mark B has just posted a new Action Figure Stand that sure reminds me of the original stand that I had to save all of my proof of purchases from the original 12 Star Wars figures to get when I was a kid! This cool stand is available for order now and will ship in May (Just in time for your Return of the Sith figures) Clearance
December 24, 2004 | 8:20 AM EST | Mark

Over at the following items are on clearance.. Click on over to find the following items..

Star Wars Original Trilogy Collection: Millenium Falcon $39.00
Star Wars Ask Yoda $14.00
12″ Vintage Collection Figures $19.00
3 3/4″ Vintage Collection Figures $7.00



Code 3 Republic Gunship Unveiled
December 23, 2004 | 8:18 PM EST | Bill

Code 3 has been busy sending out Emails with photos and the 411 on their upcoming Republic Gunship. Oh, and by the way, it will include figures for the first time on a Code 3 vehicle! They’re offering an acrylic case for preorders, which start January 3, 2005. Click here for more.



ROTS Collection 2 Carded!!!
December 21, 2004 | 1:16 PM EST | Joseph

Our friends over at Galactic have new pics of the ROTS Collection 2. Spoilers apply. To get there click here



Ep III Figs…
December 20, 2004 | 9:31 PM EST | Mark

In stock again…
Episode III Basic Figure: Rabe (Queen’s Chambers)
Episode III Basic Figure: Pablo Jill (Geonosis Arena)



Big Bad Toy Store Newsfeed
December 20, 2004 | 8:10 AM EST | Bill

This just in from The Big Bad Toy Store:

Hi – here is a quick update from about some exciting new pre-orders and other items.

HOLIDAY SHIPPING UPDATE: We’ll be handling all UPS $6.49 Ground shipments as ‘rush’ orders this week – so order placed by 3:00 PM Central Time will ship the same day! Those of you in zone 3 on our shipping map can order until monday at 3:00 using the $6.49 rate for guaranteed delivery! Zone 1 and 2 on the map have even more time!

80% OFF ALL VINTAGE ITEMS: We’ve raised the discount level to 80% off all items on the vintage menu – –
please help us clear out the remaining vintage items and take advantage of the huge 80% off. We’ll be restocking a variety of unpaid old orders on Monday so be sure to check then for some decent restocked items.

MASTER REPLICA: We were able to secure another AT-AT Imperial Walker,
Master Replica has totally sold out of these and its unlikely we’ll be
able to get anymore of them. Back in stock is the Sauron One Ring, Vader Mini-Saber, and full sized Blue Luke FX Saber. Our M.R. Sales rep gave us some info about the Snowspeeder as well – its a nice companion piece to the AT-AT at 1/2 the price ($599.99) The detail of the Snowspeeder is as good or better than the AT-AT, so it will be an impressive piece.

Click here to order.



New Bounty Hunter Customs at StarconstruX
December 20, 2004 | 8:08 AM EST | Bill

The German based internet site StarconstruX has updated its site.
In this final update there are 6 new figures: Bounty Hunters from “the empire strikes back” made by Harald Flügge.

StarconstruX wishes to all its fans Merry Christmas and a happy new year!Click here to check it out.



Action-HQ Newsfeed
December 17, 2004 | 9:33 AM EST | Bill

This just in from -bringing the Best to you FIRST with NEW Star Wars
Animated Figures, AVP Snap Kit Figures, Star Trek Ships (Japan),
Metal Gear Solid 2 Trading Figures and lots more!

Available NOW:
– Star Wars Animated Grevious, Anakin, ARC Trooper and Clone
Troopers (various colors)!
– Star Wars 20 inch Electronic Darth Vader Battle Buddy, exclusive to
Australia only!
– Alien VS Predator Snap Kit Figures from Blister Japan, 8 styles
– Star Trek Ships from Romando Japan, Set of 12 including 8 inch
– Saint Seiya Dramatic Cosmos Figures Set of 5!
– Saint Seiya Capricorn Gold Cloth Myth Action Figure!
– Metal Gear Solid 2 Trading Figures Series 1 Set of 7!
– Nightmare Before Xmas Clip-On Figures w/Collectible Tin and
Kyrome Dolls, sold in sets of 6!

Available Next Week:
– Marvel Saga Spiderman and Iron Man, Hong Kong Exclusive, limited
to 500 pcs each!
– Metal Gear Solid 3 1/6 Scale RAH Solid Snake Eater Medicom
Figure, limited to 1,000 pcs!
– Robocop 1 and 2 Figures from Aoshima Japan!
– Metal Gear Solid 2 Trading Figures Series 2!

Lots of HOT stuff coming daily to warm up your hand with during the
holidays at!



NEW Before the Helmet
December 17, 2004 | 8:08 AM EST | Jayson


This week’s BTH photo is entitled “ARC 170 Pilot” which shows (highlight to read) a CGI ARC-170 pilot which has a very cool resemblance to the AT-AT Driver from The Empire Strikes Back



KB Exclusive Vintage 12″+ Chewbacca Now On-Line
December 16, 2004 | 8:48 AM EST | Bill

Don’t pay $39+ on Ebay to get the 4th and final of the Vintage OTC Large Size line. KB Toys webpage now has the big Wookie on-line for $29.99. Click here to order.

UPDATE: Yak Reader Jay wrote in to point out that if you can find Chewie, or any other action figure at a KB Store, he’ll be 20% off!



Galactic Heroes Wave 4 In Stock
December 15, 2004 | 7:07 PM EST | Mark B has the newest wave of Playskool Galactic Heroes IN STOCK. This includes the newest figures in the line including the new Return of the Jedi – Skiff Lando, Gamorrean Guard, Nikto, Jedi Luke, and a Tusken Raider/Jawa Pack. Also includes some of the bounty hunter sets. These things go quick, order now at



Animated Clone Wars Figures Wave 3 Now In Stock At Action-HQ
December 15, 2004 | 8:38 AM EST | Bill how has the third wave of the Animated Clone Wars figures in stock– remember this one has six figures– Anakin from his Yavin duel with Ventress; General Grevious; Obi Wan; and 3 different clone troopers– red, yellow, and blue! Click here to order.



Big Bad Toystore Newsfeed
December 15, 2004 | 8:33 AM EST | Bill

This just in from the Big Bad Toy Store:

HOLIDAY SHIPPING: There is still plenty of time for guaranteed holiday delivery without using 2nd day or next day shipping! ALL U.S. customers can select the $6.49 UPS Ground flat rate shipping option for guaranteed delivery! Please see our Holiday Shipping Guide for specific delivery times: – Holiday deliveries are guaranteed so don’t worry about receiving gifts in time – we are working late all week to get everything shipped on time.

MASTER REPLICA: The Luke Skywalker FX Green Saber has arrived, we also have the blue version in stock – each $113.99

Click here to order.



New Gentle Giant Statues
December 14, 2004 | 3:46 PM EST | Mark B has just posted the new Gentle Giant 14″ Darth Vader Statue and the Leia as Boushh Mini Bust up for PreOrder. This Vader statue is the 3rd in their new line of statues that includes Chewbacca and C3PO. The Vader is a very cool looking statue – I gotta have one! Both of these new preorders are scheduled to ship in May. Like most of the Genlte Giant statues, these are both sure to sell out quickly, so head over to now and get your order in.



Celebration III Programming Details
December 14, 2004 | 8:36 AM EST | Bill

The Official Site has updated with the first of the programming details for this Spring’s C3. Collectors panels will be on the agenda, check out all the 411 here.



Back In Stock
December 14, 2004 | 7:58 AM EST | Mark

The new wave is out at Amazon.. $6.99 each..
Episode III Basic Figure: Dannik Jerriko (Cantina Encounter)
Episode III Basic Figure: Sandtrooper (Tatooine Search)
Episode III Basic Figure: Feltipern Trevagg (Cantina Encounter
Episode III Basic Figure: Scout Trooper (Endor Raid)
Episode III Basic Figure: Stormtrooper (Death Star Attack)
Episode III Basic Figure: Myo (Cantina Encounter)



Kotobukiya Yoda Boxed Photos
December 13, 2004 | 11:10 PM EST | Bill

We’ve just updated to bring you high quality images of Kotobukia’s Yoda boxed. Comments from C2 come to mind— lean, green, and mean! Click here to check them out. Now available at Action



Less Than 100 Han Solo Left
December 12, 2004 | 11:05 PM EST | Mark B

Sideshow has announced that there are less than 100 of their new 18″ Han Solo Statues left for preorder…once they are gone, they are gone. They are only making 2500 of these and they have been selling VERY quickly. (I can’t wait to see their Vader that will be released in a couple of months!) Don’t miss out on this incredible piece – Preorder at Sideshow now!



Speaking of Discount Deals…
December 11, 2004 | 3:23 PM EST | Keri

3 Day Blinds, one of the newest companies to produce Star Wars items is currently running a 20% off sale until December 31st on their Star Wars themed blinds for the home. These are some of the coolest Star Wars items I have seen available for home decorating since the vintage draperies were offered back in the 80’s.

If you have an extra cash after buying Christmas presents, you might want to visit the website and choose a great design to set off your collection room and keep the harmful light away from your treasures.

You can see all the designs here and have your blind custom made today by clicking the link below!

3 Day Blinds Star Wars Collection



Ep III Titled Wave of Figures
December 10, 2004 | 9:48 PM EST | Mark

The new wave is out at Amazon.. $6.99 each..
Episode III Basic Figure: Dannik Jerriko (Cantina Encounter)
Episode III Basic Figure: Sandtrooper (Tatooine Search)
Episode III Basic Figure: Feltipern Trevagg (Cantina Encounter
Episode III Basic Figure: Scout Trooper (Endor Raid)
Episode III Basic Figure: Stormtrooper (Death Star Attack)
Episode III Basic Figure: Myo (Cantina Encounter)



14 Days Left…
December 10, 2004 | 9:47 AM EST | Mark

OK OK Ok… I know this is off topic, but if you collect Master Replicas.. these are some fantastic deals..
Lord of the Rings FX Collectible Sting Sword $39.97 (67% off)
Shrek 2 Donkey Collectible Bust $19.97 (56% off)
Shrek 2 Princess Fiona Collectible Bust $19.97 (56% off)



Attention Artists
December 9, 2004 | 9:31 PM EST | Bill

Before The Dark Times has just launched a new contest for Star Wars artwork with characters in a holiday setting, with some very nice prizes. Check it out here.



15 Days Left….
December 9, 2004 | 7:40 AM EST | Mark

Trilogy Collection 3.75″ Figure: R2-D2
Trilogy Collection 3.75″ Figure: Boba Fett
Star Wars 2004 Holiday Edition Jawas E.E. Exclusive $17.99
12″ Star Wars Power of the Force Figure: Endor Han Solo $9.90
12″ Princess Leia Action Figure in Hoth Gear $7.99
Attack Of The Clones 12″ Droid Figure $5.29



Newer OTC Figures Available
December 8, 2004 | 9:03 PM EST | Mark B has just added 3 new OTC figures to their “IN STOCK” items. Check them out under “New Arrivals”. The 3 being offered are the Snowtrooper (complete with Canon like one of the previous “Deluxe” figures), General Lando Calrissian, and the MUST HAVE for the Bounty Hunter collector on your gift list – that would be me 🙂 – the newest version of the Droid, IG-88. Get them now, they are sure to be gone quick!



Sneak Preview of New Animated Clone Wars Episodes
December 8, 2004 | 8:16 AM EST | Bill

The Official Site’s Hyperspace section has just added a preview for Hyperspace members of the upcoming new Animated Clone Wars episodes. If ready for more Clone Wars you are, click here to check them out.



ROTS Hasbro List… Expanded
December 7, 2004 | 10:54 PM EST | Bill

Action has just posted a BIG list of lots of new products that Hasbro UK have offered to UK retailers. To say the least 2005 is looking very, very good, probably expensive, but good! Check it out here.



17 Days Left……
December 7, 2004 | 9:16 AM EST | Mark

Here are some DVD Ideas…
Star Wars Trilogy (Widescreen Edition) $41.99 Free Shipping
Star Wars Trilogy (Fullscreen Edition) $41.99 Free Shipping
Star Wars Ewok Adventures – Caravan of Courage (aka The Ewok Adventure) / The Battle for Endor (1985) $11.24
Star Wars Animated Adventures – Droids (The Pirates and the Prince / Treasures of the Hidden Planet) $11.24
Star Wars Animated Adventures – Ewoks (The Haunted Village / Tales from the Endor Woods) $11.98

Off the track a bit…
The Lord of the Rings – The Return of the King (Platinum Series Special Extended Edition) $23.99



Federation Toys Newsfeed
December 7, 2004 | 8:15 AM EST | Bill

This just in from Federation

just wanted to say hi and wish you a happy holiday season, and a safe and happy new year!

As we bring in the new year a lot of great STAR WARS happenings are going on, the release of EPISODE III REVENGE OF THE STIH in May, and the great part that will kick off the release STAR WARS CELEBRATION III in April, we will be at Celebration III all 4 days and will have more info on our booth number, so if you go make sure to stop by and say Hi!

April 21 – 24, 2005 Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, IN infopage.

Also wanted to let you know that we have a LOT OF new items in stock. (see below for the list). we are taking PRE-ORDERS ON NEW master replica’s items coming soon. we are also clearing out some other master replicas items check site for details. we have a limited number of the star wars celebration II souvenir program collector’s book. This is going to be a busy year, We will have all the new figures this year and info as soon as we get pictures and release dates, the sneak preview figures should also be here some time next year, we have no confirmed date’s yet. make sure to stay tuned for details. We will email as soon as we get more ITEMS AND INFO. we hope you have a great day.

any questions or requests please let us know.

May the force be with you!
Click here to order.



Action-HQ Newsfeed
December 7, 2004 | 8:12 AM EST | Bill

This just in from -bringing the Best to you FIRST with NEW Animated
Figures, Yoda Kotobukiya and Specials on Tons of SW items!

Available middle of next week are Animated Figures:
-Set of 2 Grevious and Asajj Ventress at $29.95!
-Set of 2 Anakin and Mace, ARC Trooper and Durge, Clone Trooper
(various colors) and Obi-Wan at $26.95 each!
Old figures in new packaging. LIMITED SUPPLY!

Available this week:
-Yoda Kotobukiya at $59.95!

Bi-Monthly Specials:
-Tons of SW items on Special with selected figures at $4 each, Fan
Club Builder Packs, 12 inch figures and more! Also on McFarlane
Items and Transformer RobotMasters!

Happy Holidays from Action-HQ Team! Click here to order.



Clone Wars DVD PreOrder
December 7, 2004 | 1:05 AM EST | Mark B

Well, to go along with the announcement of the Clone Wars DVD coming in the Spring, has started taking preorders for it. Looks like they are charging $19.98 on the preorder.

(They are also taking orders for the Sideshow Han Solo mentioned below – so take your pick of where to get your order in at! or Sideshow).



Animated Clone Wars Release Date
December 6, 2004 | 11:08 PM EST | Bill

On March 22, 2005 released on video the animated Clone Wars will be. TV Shows on DVD has just posted a press release from Lucasfilm, complete with box art with all the 411 on the release of the Clone Wars on DVD. Read it all here.



Sideshow Han Solo Now Available!!!
December 6, 2004 | 12:25 PM EST | Mark B


Han Solo Sideshow Exclusive

The second in Sideshow Collectibles 18″ Figure line is now available for order on their website. There are actually 2 different versions of the Han Solo available, a 250 piece limited edition that comes with Medal of Yavin (NOW SOLD OUT), and the regular edition (2500 pieces). With how fast the Luke Skywalker figure sold out, if you are at all interested, head over to Sideshow IMMEDIATELY and get it ordered. The Han Solo is a limited edition of only 2500 pieces. Its not shipping until 3rd quarter of next year, so it may be a great Holiday Present for someone NEXT year. Get over to Sideshow now and order.



Brian’s Toys Newsfeed
December 5, 2004 | 10:46 PM EST | Bill

This just in from Brian’s Toys:

We have posted our latest Newsletter #284. Visit our
Newsletter at

Just in stock the 4th in the Clone Wars animated series Maquettes, the ARC Trooper Captain for only $79.99. Also new is a carded Kubrick Holographic Leia, Playschool Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, Chewbacca and C-3PO & R2-D2. The Holiday Jawa is now available for Pre-Order and should arrive next week. 14 OTC Basic figures are back in stock and featured along with lots of other great Star Wars items including EP1 carded Sio Bibble, TC-14 and R2-B1. POTF Freeze Frame figures Biggs Darklighter, Captain Piet and Boba Fett along with POTJ Sandtrooper, Scout Trooper and Battle Droid Security are also featured. For vintage we have a new Carded ESB Death Star Droid C-8 in stock as well as 6 SW AFA Graded figures including Darth Vader, Boba Fett, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Leia to name a few.

Be sure to check out all these great items and much more on our website!



Sansweet On The HIstory Channel This Week
December 5, 2004 | 10:43 PM EST | Bill

Yak Reader CrunchyNug sent in this heads-up:

I work for New Wave Entertainment in Hollywood and I just wanted to pass along a bit of info. Recently our production company produced a 2 hour special for the History Channel entitled “Private Collections.” It’s about all kinds of people that have huge collections of all kinds of things, sports memerabilia, musical instruments, cars, airplanes, tanks, and yes…Star Wars toys.

For the show, we interviewed who else but Steve Sanweet for the Star Wars segment. Personally, I was involved in the editing of the show, but additionally, I was able to contribute some of MY collection for a few shots of some loose toys. I wanted to put in a plug and let you know that it will be airing this Monday 12/6/04, on The History Channel at 9pm. It will re-air on Tuesday 12/7/04 at 1 am, and again on Saturday 12/10/04 at 10pm. These are Pacific times by the way.

Each segment is less than 10 minutes, but Steve’s section shows us his amazing collection that we’ve haven’t seen in quite some time, so tune in. Just a heads up for the fans.



Vintage OTC C3PO
December 5, 2004 | 4:18 AM EST | Mark

If you are looking for it…
Trilogy Collection 3.75″ Figure: C3PO



Big Bad Toys Newsfeed
December 4, 2004 | 1:13 AM EST | Bill

This just in from the Big Bad Toy Store:

STAR WARS: The Luke FX Saber from Master Replica is back in stock for
$113.99. Another wave of OTC basic figures has arrived including:
Snowtrooper, Scout Trooper, Greedo, Lando, Luke, Vader, IG-88 & More. The Master Replica AT-AT will be arriving to us soon!

Click here to order.



EIII Toys available this February 
December 3, 2004 | 12:41 PM EST | Jayson


Hasbro’s Star Wars page updates today with photos and info about the Revenge of the Sith Sneak Preview Figures and Vehicle available this February!



Vintage OTC R2D2
December 3, 2004 | 5:42 AM EST | Mark

If you are looking for it…
Trilogy Collection 3.75″ Figure: R2D2



Action- HQ Newsfeed
December 2, 2004 | 2:18 PM EST | Bill

This just in from

STAR WARS Unleashed Figures – SALE!
Oops, what are all those extra cases of Star Wars Unleashed figures! Better put them on SPECIAL for 30% off and let everyone join in on the buying fun. At this price, they will go fast so hurry.
Click here to order.



Code 3 Gunship Update
December 2, 2004 | 8:13 AM EST | Jayson


Check out the first photos ever published of the pre-production prototype of the Republic Gunship. For the first time ever figures have been included with this amazingly detailed die cast model from Code 3 Collectibles. Republic Clonetroopers Pilots occupy the cockpit of the Gunship and Clonetrooper Infantrymen stand at the ready in the interior of the ship on a removable plate with the all powerful Yoda overseeing the battle.

Note: must be a Club Member (which only requires a simple registration) to view photos



23 Days Left…
December 2, 2004 | 6:31 AM EST | Mark

Here is the deal of the day!!!

Over at they have the LEGO Star Wars Episode 1: Darth Maul Sculpture for a mere $29.97, that is 80% off.



Utinni Christmas
December 1, 2004 | 11:12 PM EST | Bill

We’ve received a bunch of reports of Yak Readers receiving their Jawa Christmas figure 2 packs from Entertainment Earth. The packing is outstanding! Each blister is packaged in a cardboard box, and then the boxes were packed in a larger box by EE for shipping.



24 Days Left…
December 1, 2004 | 9:45 PM EST | Mark

Over at Amazon.. here are some awesome LEGO deals…

Millennium Falcon (4504) $74.99
Naboo Fighter (10026) $18.73 (53% off)
Cloud City (10123) $74.99
Darth Maul (10018) $56.23 (63% off)
Snowspeeder (10129) $97.49

November 2004 Archive

Titanium To Be Wal-Mart Exclusive
November 30, 2004 | 8:23 PM EST | Bill

Hasbro’s Star Wars Page has updated with the 411 on the first wave of the Titanum die-cast line, including packaged photos. Oh, and it will be a Wal-Mart exclusive– looks like Wal-Mart was pleased with the sales of the OTC figure cases. Click here for more.



Big Bad Toy Store Newsfeed
November 30, 2004 | 2:18 PM EST | Bill

This just in from the Big Bad Toy Store:

Hi – Here is a quick update from about some
great new arrivals!

STAR WARS: We’ve received more of the POST OTC figures including: Rabe’, Sly Moore, Yarva, Pablo Jill, Queen Amidala and very limited stock of some newer Post OTC figures. The OTC #38 Imperial Trooper and #32 Lando Skiff figures have just arrived, many other OTC figures are in stock and we’ve also restocked and lowered the pricing on a variety of OTC Vintage figures. Vintage Lando, Stormtrooper, and Darth Vader are in stock, prices have been lowered on Vintage: Boba Fett, Chewbacca, R2, Yoda, and Obi-Wan.


There is plenty of time to receive orders in time for the holidays. The 4.99 rate shipping will get your orders delivered on-time throughout the next few weeks and International Orders through express mail will arrive with plenty of time to spare. For international customers, now is a good time to take advantage of the favorable exchange rates! We’ve hired additional warehouse employees to move packages through faster and we look forward to providing great items to friends and family who’d enjoy a few nice toys and figures as gifts for the holidays.

Thanks for your interest in and be sure to check out the new items.

Click here to order.



Bounty Hunting Today: Death Star Gun Prop
November 30, 2004 | 1:21 PM EST | Keri

I always like looking for the unusual items from the multitude of Star Wars items that have been produced, whether meant for purchase by the masses or the fascinating internal cast, crew and actual prop items used in the film.

Today’s auction is for a Death Star Gun Tower screen used movie prop from A New Hope. While it would be the coolest thing ever to recieve this as a Christmas gift, I know that most collectors including myself simply cannot afford an item in this price range. However, with that being said it is still enjoyable to see offered as most props are stashed away in the Lucasfilm archives.

Click on through to see a nice piece of movie history from the space station that appeared to be a small moon!

Death Star Gun Tower Prop from A New Hope



Clone Wars Wave III Figures Available for Order
November 29, 2004 | 10:29 PM EST | Mark B has the third wave of Clone Wars Animated Figures now available for order. The first 2 waves were originally Target exclusives, but this third wave is now available over at You can almost think of this set as a “Pre-Sneak Peek” Set since it includes one of the Episode III villians, General Grevious.



Newest OTC In Stock
November 29, 2004 | 8:23 PM EST | Mark

Over at Amazon…

Return of the Jedi Original Trilogy Figure: Bib Fortuna
A New Hope Original Trilogy Figure: Darth Vader
The Empire Strikes Back Original Trilogy Figure: Cloud Car Pilot
Return of the Jedi Original Trilogy Figure: Gamorrean Guard
Return of the Jedi Original Trilogy Figure: Slave Leia



Newest Post OTC In Stores New
November 29, 2004 | 3:00 PM EST | Bill

Yak Reader Jake sent in this report:

Hello I just found the newest wave of figures at Target today in Brookfield Wi. The new case had a recarded 1x Yoda Dagobah training, 1x Han Solo Mos Eisley Escape, 1x Chewbacca, 1x Biker Scout, 1x Stormtrooper, 1x Sandtrooper, 2x Myo (cantina alien), 2x Dannik Jerriko(cantina alien) and 2x Fettipern Trevaqq(cantina alien). All of these are numbered to be a part of a new line continuing after the Sly Moore and Pablo Jill wave that just hit Toys R Us.



Armored Buddy?
November 29, 2004 | 8:47 AM EST | Bill

It looks like the buddy line is returning for Revenge of the Sith. In this auction a sample of a clone trooper buddy has appeared on Ebay. Looks like 2005 will be a great year for Star Wars toys.



26 Days Left Till X-Mas
November 29, 2004 | 7:42 AM EST | Mark

I will be highlighting a sale item from somewhere on the internet as X-Mas ideas for the holiday…

Star Wars: The Clone Wars (Gamecube) $19.99 Normally $49.99
Star Wars: The Clone Wars (XBox) $29.99 Normally $49.99



Unleashed Leia In Stock at
November 28, 2004 | 1:08 PM EST | Keri


If you are still looking for the very popular Unleashed Slave Leia, she is back in stock at for $14.88. Thanks to a YakReader for the heads up.



Brian’s Toys Newsletter #283
November 27, 2004 | 11:30 PM EST | Joseph

We have posted our latest Newsletter #283. Visit our
Newsletter at

The new Holiday Jawa is now available for Pre-Order! Our shipment
will be arriving next week just in time for the holidays! Order now
for only $24.99! Also in stock Basic Carded General Madine, Han AT-
ST Driver, Lando General and Leia Bespin. New Set of 12 Classic
Carded Figures makes a great gift for the new collector, available
for $179.99!

The Clone Wars Yoda Maquette is still in stock for only $59.99.
Other Star Wars featured items this week include Clone Wars Boxed
Geonosian Fighter, CW Boxed Hailfire Droid, Saga Star Tours G2-4T
and R4-M9, Saga carded R1-G4 and Stormtrooper Death Star Chase. Saga
12″ Wholesale Case is available including: Biker Scout x 1, Ewoks x
1, Luke Jedi x 2, Yoda x 2 for $129.99 per case. If your order 5 or
more cases they are only $114.99 per case. POTJ carded Anakin with
Droid, Aurra Sing and Ben Kenobi (Episode IV) are featured along
with the EP1 Ki-Adi Mundi, Mace Windu, Naboo Royal Security and
POTF2 Commtech Wuher, EU Darktrooper, EU Imperial Sentinel, EU Kyle
Katarn and Boba Fett Riddell Helmet.

This weeks featured vintage includes carded ESB Bossk C-9.5 German,
ESB Bossk C-9+ Palitoy 45-Back (no logo on front), ROTJ Boba Fett C-
9.5 (Palitoy Card, Tri-Logo Figures, Space Scene), ROTJ Luke
Skywalker C-9 (Desert Scene, Yellow Hair, Palitoy) and Tri-Logo IG-
88 C-8.5/9. Please see our website for more details. 12″ Darth Vader
MISB C-7.5 just in for $375.00.



New 12″ Chewbacca Found
November 27, 2004 | 9:58 PM EST | Mark B

Yak Reader “Blue Snaggletooth” found the new KB Exclusive VOTC 12″ Chewbacca today in Burbank, California. So, if you are lucky enough to still have a KB in your area, be on the lookout for this new item.



Don’t Forget Your Free Silver Vader
November 27, 2004 | 10:06 AM EST | Mark B

Hey, as you are shopping for some great Holiday gifts, don’t forget that you can get a FREE Silver Darth Vader at All you have to do is purchase $19.99 worth of Star Wars items and you get one free! Details on how to get it are on the Silver Darth Vader product page.



Bounty Hunting Today: POTF Chewbacca Bowcaster
November 26, 2004 | 1:40 PM EST | Keri

If you have seen the Episode III teaser trailer, it is was made clear that a certain favorite character from the classic Trilogy would be making a triumphant return to the Star Wars Universe on the big screen. While I know I am counting down the days until the premiere of the final chapter in the Star Wars film saga, I am doing my best to wait patiently like everyone else.

While I am waiting and attempting to quietly shop for Christmas bargains online (truly avoiding the rush of “Black Friday”) I just happened to find myself surfing around on the good old tried and true Ebay. As usual, I found many a nice item there to add to my watch list and to share with all you wonderful YakReaders today.

Back in 1996 when Kenner was still Kenner and the POTF line was still young, a few really awesome role-playing sets were available. Plans for some similar role-playing sets with toy weapons were drawn up and conceptualized in 1985 when the original POTF line was fading from the retail shelves. The modern day role-playing sets are everything the old designs had intended and more.

Of the sets made, today’s auction features the Luke and Chewbacca sets mint in box. The other set made was a Boba Fett that included plastic armor. The Luke set has a blaster that “shoots” foam suction cupped ammo, a set of Macrobinoculars and utility belt. The Chewbacca set is the Wookie’s own Bowcaster which also “shoots” the same foam suction cupped ammo. While these sets are not exactly prop replica accurate, they are still fun to add to a collection or best of all allow a child to play with and recreate scenes from some of the best movies I know!

1996 Kenner POTF Luke and Chewbacca Role-Playing Sets



I Love This Shirt!
November 25, 2004 | 12:42 PM EST | Mark B is offering a couple of new Kids size shirts – one for girls of Princess Leia, and the one that I HAVE to get my son….Darth Vader…. Order them now from



Circle April 2 on Your Calendar!
November 25, 2004 | 12:39 PM EST | Mark B

Looks like that is going to be the official street date of Episode III merchandise.Star Wars .com has a story detailing the book releases that will be out that day. You can expect to see announcements coming soon for other items!! (Now the question is, do you buy the books that day and read them, or keep them on your shelf until AFTER you see the movie?)



Happy Turkey Day!
November 25, 2004 | 12:31 PM EST | Mark B

To all of our readers in the US – a very happy Thanksgiving. Enjoy the day and try not to eat too much Turkey and Pumpkin Pie!

And be on the lookout for some great deals tomorrow on “Black Friday” at retail…….



NEW Republic Gunship from Code3
November 24, 2004 | 6:10 PM EST | Jayson

Code 3 Collectibles has announced the Republic Gunship from AOTC as the next in it’s highly-detailed line of Star Wars Replicas. The Republic Gunship will be limited to 2500 pieces and priced at 285 credits ($285.00) and will available for order December 27th! Photos are pending.



Sale At Amazon
November 24, 2004 | 9:11 AM EST | Mark

Lego Star Wars AT-AT (4483) On sale for $49.97 (50% off)
LEGO Star Wars: Darth Maul (10018) On sale for $74.97 (50% off)

Also, here are the lastest figures and Cinema Scenes…
Star Wars Classic Trilogy Collection 3.75″ Figure: R2-D2
Star Wars Classic Trilogy Collection 3.75″ Figure: Stormtrooper

Jedi Council Scene III
Jedi Council Scene IV

Episode III Basic Figure: Pablo Jill (Geonosis Arena)
Episode III Basic Figure: Queen Amidala (Celebration Ceremony
Episode III Basic Figure: Yarua (Coruscant Senate)
Episode III Basic Figure: Rabe (Queen’s Chambers)
Episode III Basic Figure: Sly Moore (Coruscant Senate)



Target Wake-Up Call from Vader
November 23, 2004 | 1:14 PM EST | Keri

After stuffing yourself on Thanksgiving Day with wonderful turkey and all the trimmings, you still want to go out and catch all the great deals on the biggest shopping day of the year, Lord Vader himself can give you a wake-up call for free!

Target is offering a free wake-up call service to wake you up at a time specified by you so you have plenty of time to make it out and grab all the bargains you can on Friday. Amongst the celebrities offering their talents to wake you up, Vader also joins the service for a Sith style wake-up.

If you would like to see the humorous video with Vader and Heidi Klum or sign up for this service, click on through this link to the Target website here.



Holiday Yoda Available at Star Wars Shop Online
November 22, 2004 | 5:12 PM EST | Keri

If you missed the Santa Yoda action figure last year or are searching for a special gift for the Star Wars fan in your life look no further than our own friendly neighborhood online official Star Wars Shop.

Amongst the many holiday goodies the website has offered for sale, this Santa Yoda drawn by Ralph McQuarrie for a Lucasfilm Christmas card captures the spirit of the season with a special Star Wars flair.

If you need any more incentive to order from this holiday, they have a great promotion going on now courtesy of the little green guy himself! When you order products from you will receive a FREE gift with purchase from Yoda’s gift box, which include items from the Lucasfilm archives like The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi Film Cells, Return of the Jedi Motion Cards, Micro Machine Toys, Classic Star Wars Book Plates, Checkbook Covers, Tomy Toys, Pins, Patches and much more. While supplies last of course!

Click on through below to add this to that special someone’s stocking this year!

Holiday Yoda Action Figure



Unofficial 2005 Star Wars Product List Surfaces
November 21, 2004 | 1:49 AM EST | Bill

The French site Star Wars Universe has updated with a list of next year’s Star Wars product– including what’s in each wave and when they will be released. Needless to say, major spoiler warnings apply. Click here for more.



Big Bad Toy Store Newsfeed
November 21, 2004 | 1:32 AM EST | Bill

This just in from The Big Bad Toy Store:

MASTER REPLICA: New M.R. items in stock. The .45 Scaled Darth Maul Battle Damaged and Count DookuLightsabers have each arrived and are available for $34.99. Click here to order.



Action-HQ Newsfeed
November 18, 2004 | 8:00 AM EST | Bill

This just in from -bringing the Best to you FIRST this Holiday with NEW
Star Wars Asst & Die Cast Vehicles, Transformer BinalTechs &
Exclusives, Holiday Kiddy Packages & lots more!

Additional Holiday Offers:
– $10 Rebate Offer Set of 2 Dragon Ball Z 12 inch Figures Songoku
and Trunks. $10 per HUGE figure after Rebate!
– Kiddy Packages: Get set of 2 items of Doraemon, Hamtaro & Hello
Kitty for just $8.95 each! Great for kids stocking stuffers!
– Holiday Bi-Monthly Specials include Transformer Energons, Star
Wars Galactic Heroes & Rockman figures w/slot chip! 2 weeks only!

New Items:
– Star Wars newest asst including Myo, Dannik Jerriko & Feltipern
Trevagg! Also just released are new Vintage figures plus 3 months
ahead of the US is the set of 4 die cast Titanium Vehicles!
– Transformers Alternator Swindle and BinalTech Swindle and Blue
Tracks available now! Also is Figure King Mag w/Exclusive KT Silver
Convoy Bust! And available next Monday is newest asst of
– GI Joe 12″ and 4″ figures available now on Special at 25% OFF till
November 30! Over 20 products added!

PreOrder Nov-Dec:
– Alien VS Predator Snap Kit Figures from Japan!
– Batman set of 4 Kia Asamiya Figures, set of 5 trading figures &
movie Kubricks series 1!
– Battlestar Galactica set of 5 ships from Konomi Japan!
– Dead or Alive series 2, Devil May Cry series 2 and Hellsing trading
– Mickey and Minnie Hidamawari solar bobbing head figures!
– Evangelion Xmas figures!
And Full Metal Alchemist, Ghost in the Shell, Godzilla, Spawn 19 (Asia Re-Issue), Saint Seiya, Star Trek, Trigun and lots more!

Start off here for your Holiday shopping:



Animated Clone Wars Wave 3
November 17, 2004 | 11:44 PM EST | Bill

Hasbro’s Star Wars Page updated today with the 411 on Animated Clone Wars Wave 3– this time it’s got 4, no wait, 5, no how able 6 figures! That’s right– the reason for the extra 2 figures is the clone trooper will be available in 3 color variations. Click here for more.



Ebay/MR Exclusive Chrome .45 Scale Luke Lightsaber
November 17, 2004 | 1:15 PM EST | Keri

In case you have somehow missed picking up the all chrome .45 Scale Master Replicas Luke ROTJ Lightsaber on Ebay, you still plenty of time to get one now. These are among the more limited number of the smaller .45 scale Lightsabers produced. Only 1,500 have been made and are currently being auctioned off on good old Ebay. There are still over 1,000 available at the affordable price of $49.99 each. If you are looking for a Christmas present for the fan who seemingly has everything, this may be just the auction for you! Click the link below to purchase one today!

Master Replicas Star Wars Lightsaber Ebay Exclusive



NEW Art of Revenge
November 16, 2004 | 7:57 AM EST | Jayson


The Official Site updates this today with a new Art of Revenge photo for Hyperspace subscribers. Highlight to read this week’s photo titled “Signal Difficulties” shows an Art Department concept composite, Obi-Wan Kenobi must make a technical adjustment to some transmission equipment as the regular Jedi Temple IT team is unavailable to assist.



Super Size Me!
November 16, 2004 | 7:54 AM EST | Jayson

Hyperspace members, head to you are now able to view the XL, MEGA, SUPER-DUPER, MAXI-SIZE ROTS Teaser Trailer. You can now pick out more details than ever before!



Revenge Of The Sith Figures Carded
November 15, 2004 | 10:24 PM EST | Bill

Much earlier than with E2, ROTS carded figures have already hit Ebay

We’ve just updated with the photos for your viewing pleasure. Spoiler warning applies as usual. Click here to check them out.



Jedi Cinema Scenes 3 and 4 In Stock
November 15, 2004 | 7:22 AM EST | Mark

Here are the lastest figures and Cinema Scenes…

Jedi Council Scene III
Jedi Council Scene IV

Episode III Basic Figure: Pablo Jill (Geonosis Arena)
Episode III Basic Figure: Queen Amidala (Celebration Ceremony
Episode III Basic Figure: Yarua (Coruscant Senate)
Episode III Basic Figure: Rabe (Queen’s Chambers)
Episode III Basic Figure: Sly Moore (Coruscant Senate)



NEW Before the Helmet
November 11, 2004 | 9:37 PM EST | Jayson


This Before The Helmet photo is entitled “Degrees of ARC” which shows (highlight to read) a detailed digital shot of the ARC-170 Starfighter which boosts 2 rear facing cannons, three crewmen and an Astromech droid



Playskool Goes Tatooine
November 10, 2004 | 9:33 PM EST | Bill

Hasbro’s Star Wars Page updated today with photos of the next wave of the Playskool figures line… Luke Jedi, Nitko, Gamorreans, it’s all here short of the great slug himself. Check it out here.



Still Looking for VOTC Boba Fett?
November 10, 2004 | 1:14 AM EST | Mark B

This is one I haven’t been able to snag anywhere until today! has these listed as “In Stock” and can be purchased as individual figures (rather than having to purchase an entire case). Click on “New Arrivals” at for details!



Metal Is Back
November 9, 2004 | 10:07 PM EST | Bill

Die-Cast Metal vehicles return to the Star Wars line– and now they’re called Titanium. Check them all out here.



The Sith Figures Keep Surfacing
November 9, 2004 | 9:43 PM EST | Bill

It seems the ROTS figures keep appearing– this time it’s Anakin and a Superarticulated Clone, along with weapons for some not quite so secret characters making their prequel debut. Check them out here.



More Episode III Updates at
November 9, 2004 | 6:19 PM EST | Keri

YakReader Ken shares this new information with us regarding more ROTS “teasing”. There are a few more Episode III related updates over at The Official Site. There have been sentences and photos added to the Databank portion of the site to the characters entries of Anakin, Padme, Obi-Wan, Bail, Palpatine and Greivous. If you are spoiler sensitive, you have been warned. Also they have updated with a nice new Art of Revenge entry which is very cool.



Revenge of the Sith Trailer Available to All
November 8, 2004 | 2:56 PM EST | Keri

If you have yet to see the Revenge of the Sith teaser trailer, head on over and see all the excitement for yourself! Looks to be intriguing…only about 6 more months to wait for the completed film!



Bounty Hunting Today: Vader Necktie!
November 8, 2004 | 2:51 PM EST | Keri

It’s hard to believe that Halloween has come and gone and now Thanksgiving and Christmas are practically upon us! If you are anything like me, you still haven’t started shopping for anyone on your list and are in a state of shock at the sheer amount of people you would like to give a special gift. It always seems that Dad can be the toughest person to get a great gift for, and in a fit of desperation you think of the old tried and true gift of what else but a necktie! However, being your very own Father you cannot buy him the usual paisley pattern, he must be cool and stand out in a crowd with a smashing Vader necktie!

Today’s featured auction answers all your requirements for the necktie gift in style. This particular Vader necktie comes with its very own matching tin keepsake gift box as well as a numbered certificate of authenticity. This isn’t just any old liscened necktie, there were only 5000 of them made in 1995 by Ralph Marlin. The artwork is a classic image from A New Hope and will be sure to put a smile on the face of the receipient of this great gift!

Click on through below to bid on this auction and check one person off your gift-giving list!

Vader Ltd Edition Ralph Marlin Silk Necktie



More OTC Online…
November 6, 2004 | 6:55 AM EST | Mark

In stock now are the following….

Star Wars Galactic Heroes 2-Pack Figures: Stormtroopers

Star Wars Trilogy Collection 3.75″ Figure: Boba Fett
Original Trilogy Collection Figure: Jawas
Original Trilogy Collection Figure: Tusken Raider
Original Trilogy Collection Figure: Bossk
Original Trilogy Collection Figure: Lobot
Star Wars Original Trilogy Collection Figure: Imperial Trooper



Chrome Gentle Giant Jango Available!!
November 5, 2004 | 12:49 AM EST | Mark B has the former MBNA Credit Card exclusive Gentle Giant Chrome Jango Fett bust available for order. (I’ve seen these go as high as $400 on Ebay!!). Hurry over NOW and order, these will be sold out immediately!!!



Episode III Teaser online Nov 4th!!!
November 4, 2004 | 2:12 PM EST | Jayson

Head to and view scenes from the last chapter in the Star Wars Saga! Unbelieveable!!!



Action HQ Newsfeed
November 4, 2004 | 9:16 AM EST | Bill

This just in from -bringing the Best to you FIRST with Jedi Council 3
and 4 plus Convention Exclusive Spirit of the Rebellion Bust-Ups!

Available NOW:
-Jedi Council Scene Pack 3 and Jedi Council Scene Pack 4. Only
$26.95 each!
-Convention Exclusive Spirit of the Rebellion Bust-Ups set of 4.
Transparent and limited to 5,000 sets. Just $24.95!

Rescent Release:
-Unleashed Bossk, Tusken Raider, Bossk and Red Storm Trooper!
-Playskool Exclusive X-Wing and Luke with Speeder Bike!
Click here to order.



E3 Trailer On TV Tomorrow Night
November 4, 2004 | 12:08 AM EST | Bill

Yak Reader Movieguy sent in this report:

The Star Wars: Episode III trailer is going to be shown on Access Hollywood tomorrow night, in addition to being available on Star (only to paying Hyperspace members of course). It will also be in theaters this weekend with The Incredibles.

UPDATE: Yak Reader 79tranzamman gave us the heads-up that it will also be on MTV’s Total Request Live at 5:00!



Hasbro Unveils Unleashed ReCards
November 3, 2004 | 9:55 PM EST | Bill

Hasbro’s Star Wars Page updated today with carded images of the soon to be reissued Mace Windu, Darth Vader, and Count Dooku– all of them feature outstanding artwork like we’ve come to expect on Unleashed cards. Check them out here.



OTC 12″ Chewie Makes His Debut
November 2, 2004 | 9:00 PM EST | Bill

Hasbro’s Star Wars page updated today with boxed photos and details on the 4th 12″ OTC figure– Chewbaca a KB Toys exclusive. Click here for more.



Silver Vader, Naboo 4-pack and More..
November 2, 2004 | 8:52 AM EST | Mark

Here are some of the harder to find VOTC figures in stock at Amazon, even though they are not showing up in the search…
Star Wars 2004 Figure: Silver Darth Vader

Naboo Final Conflict 4-Pack (Exclusive)

Star Wars Trilogy Collection 3.75″ Figure: Stormtrooper
Star Wars Trilogy Collection 3.75″ Figure: Boba Fett
Star Wars Trilogy Collection 3.75″ Figure: Chewbacca
Also they have the Sandcrawler in Stock…



Land of the Free
November 2, 2004 | 7:34 AM EST | Jayson

On this Election Day, be sure to get out and vote. Exercising your right to vote is one of the most American and Patriotic duties you can perform and we all have the power to shape our futures and the futures of our children. Many people have given their lives for us to have this chance… honor their memories and our country. Let your voice be heard!



Federation Toys Newsfeed
November 1, 2004 | 9:10 PM EST | Bill

This just in from Federation Toys:

Just wanted to say hi and let you know that we have a LOT OF new items in stock. (see below for the list). We are taking PRE-ORDERS ON NEW master replica’s items that are coming soon. we are also clearing out some other master replicas items check site for details.

We have a limited number of the star wars celebration II souvenir program collector’s books still in stock.

THE OTC (VINTAGE BOX packaging) we SHOULD BE receiving more SOON. we have a lot of new figures on the way and some older ones, along with a lot of new pictures. also master replicas has a lot of new very cool items coming out make sure to stay tuned for details.



Naboo Final Conflict In Stock At TRU
November 1, 2004 | 3:21 PM EST | Bill

We’ve gotten a number of reports of the Naboo Final Conflict multi-pack in stock at TRU stores across the country. Remember this set includes reissues of the Gungan Warrior, Naboo Royal Guard, Battle Droid (tan), a revised Captain Tarpals with articulated knees, and a revised Kaadu with the tail feathers.

October 2004 Archive

Happy Halloween
October 31, 2004 | 8:20 PM EST | Bill

On this one night of the year when the Dark Side holds sway, all of us here at Yakface wish you a happy and safe Halloween.



OTC 1 Day sale At Kmart Friday November 5
October 31, 2004 | 3:13 PM EST | Bill

This Friday, November 5, all Star Wars figures and Galactic Heroes 2 packs are only $3.26 at Kmart. Hopefully they’ll have plenty in stock, they’ll sure go fast at that price.



New Items At K&C Collectibles
October 31, 2004 | 11:46 AM EST | Joseph

Dear Star Wars Collector,

K & C Collectibles has received the following new items this week.

New Trilogy Vehicle Collection:
Slave I – with Boba Fett figure – NEW
Jawa Sandcrawler – EXCLUSIVE – NEW
Y-Wing fighter with Pilot figure

Special Figure Sets:
Darth Vader – Silver Anniversary – NEW
Emperor Palpatine Hologram figure
Yoda and Luke Mexico 2-pack

Vintage OTC Figures (Back in Stock):
Boba Fett
Luke Skywalker
Darth Vader
Lando Calrissian

New 3-Pack of Figures:
Mos Eisley Cantina Scene 2 – Zutton (Blue Snaggletooth), Ponda Boba and Obi-Wan Kenobi

OTC Figures:
Han Solo – OTC #35
General Madine – OTC #36
Lando Calrissian – OTC #37



TRU’s Big Book Hits Tomorrow
October 30, 2004 | 11:13 PM EST | Bill

That means tomorrow’s the day to get your silver Vader free with a 19.99 purchase (unless you’ve already paid $9.99 bux for him). Good hunting!



Bounty Hunting Today: Unique Heritage Sketch Card
October 30, 2004 | 1:36 PM EST | Keri

My Hobby Box of the newest Topps trading card line, the Heritage series, arrived in the mail yesterday much to my excitement. I opened each of the packs searching for my very own sketch card or autograph card amidst the cards which looked so familiar from days long gone. While I will admit I was not happy with the sketch card I got, the auction featured today is not a disappointment in the least.

Artist Killian Plunkett has created an entire tryptic vignette capturing the real theme of Episode III, with Anakin’s dual personalities and alliances are illustrated. The drawing of Anakin/Vader is done on a Heritage card, and to go one step further Plunkett has made an entire set-piece in which the card itself fits in. The coloring and the likenesses are quite breathtaking in this artwork. Although the price may be out of the range of some collectors, this is a one of a kind item that must be seen to be appreciated.

Click on through to the link below to view and/or add this beautiful Heritage art to your collection today!

Plunkett Anakin/Vader Sketch Card Display



Can’t Get Enough of the Teaser Poster?
October 30, 2004 | 1:26 AM EST | Mark B is offering quite a few new Revenge of the Sith items with the new teaser poster featured. Including this new T-Shirt and Mug. Head on over and check them out (not to mention the double sided theater poster)!



Bounty Hunters Are Us….
October 30, 2004 | 12:31 AM EST | Mark

Over at Amazon they new Galactic Heros 2-packs – Bounty Hunters are now in stock:
Galactic Heroes 2-Pack Figures: Boba Fett and Dengar
Galactic Heroes 2-Pack Figures: IG-88 and Zuckus
Galactic Heroes 2-Pack Figures: 4LOM and Bossk



Gentle Giant Gamorrean Guard Bust 
October 29, 2004 | 1:13 AM EST | Joseph

Our friends over at Galactic report that the new Gamorrean Guard Mini Bust from Gentle Giant Studios is IN STOCK and ready to ship now atAction Figure Express for $44.99 each. Just follow the link to order



Silver Vader and VOTC In Stock
October 28, 2004 | 11:05 PM EST | Mark

Here are two of the harder to find VOTC figures in stock at Amazon, even though they are not showing up in the search…
Star Wars 2004 Figure: Silver Darth Vader
Star Wars Trilogy Collection 3.75″ Figure: Stormtrooper
Star Wars Trilogy Collection 3.75″ Figure: R2-D2
Star Wars Trilogy Collection 3.75″ Figure: Boba Fett
Star Wars Trilogy Collection 3.75″ Figure: Chewbacca
Also they have the Sandcrawler in Stock…



The Official Revenge Of the Sith Teaser Poster!
October 28, 2004 | 9:09 PM EST | Jayson debuts the Official Teaser Poster for the final Star Wars film. Very cool! The poster is also available to purchase through online store. For the first time ever, the gang at Lucasfilm is making available to us a double-sided printing of the poster, the exact same format the theaters receive. Also available is a Mug or T-Shirt depicting this same imagery. Run don’t walk!



Some VOTC In Stock at
October 28, 2004 | 2:08 PM EST | Keri


If you are in need of a few VOTC figures, you might want to check Although most of the figures are now sold out, a few remain In Stock such as Leia Organa, Han Solo, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Lando Calrissian and Darth Vader. The price is $9.83 each.

Click on through here to see the available VOTC. Thanks to YakReader JBodz for the report.

* Edit – Boba Fett Sold Out quickly after this post was made *



New Star Wars: Episode III Pics Online 
October 28, 2004 | 12:34 AM EST | Joseph

As part of their Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith coverage, Moviefone has revealed three new pictures from the anticipated third and final George Lucas prequel. To view them, just click the link



Sandcrawlers In Stock At New Force Comics
October 27, 2004 | 10:37 PM EST | Bill

New Force Comics has the Sandcrawler in stock for the low price of $49.99.Click here to order.



Bounty Hunting Today: Hallmark Yoda Ornament
October 27, 2004 | 2:24 PM EST | Keri

Although Halloween is almost upon us, after a recent trip to my local Target I saw the beginnings of a Christmas Tree Lot being put up! This was a bit of a shock to me, but after thinking about how many days are left until Christmas I realized how much shopping I still had left to do. If you find yourself in the same predicament, then the featured auction is just the thing for you!

Today’s auction spotlight is on a harder to find, now discountinued Yoda Hallmark Keepsake Ornament. Released in 1997, the ornament is a wonderful representation of the venerable Jedi Master as we knew him training Luke on Dagobah. Complete with the original box, this is sure to be the perfect gift at a more than affordable price. Please also note that this particular auction also has a Special Edition ESB CD included.

Click on through below to give this great gift to someone special this Holiday season!

Hallmark Yoda Ornament & ESB CD



Action-HQ Newsfeed
October 27, 2004 | 8:25 AM EST | Bill

Action-HQ -bringing the Best to you FIRST with Star Wars
Kubricks Series 3, Exclusive Playskool Jedi Force X-Wing, Luke with
Speeder & lots more!

Available Now:
– Exclusive Playskool Jedi Force X-Wing for $32.95!
– Playskool Jedi Force for $21.95!
– Xmas Yoda Holiday Edition for $21.95!

Available Week of Nov 1:
– Kubricks Series 3 Set of 6 for $59.95!
– Kubricks Series 3 Box of 12 for $99.95!
– Bust Ups Set of 6 for $24.95!
– Jedi Council Scene Pack 3 for $26.95!
– Jedi Council Scene Pack 4 for $26.95!

PreOrder November-December 2004:
– Star Wars Vintage Asst #852130005 (estimated Nov 8)
Darth Vader, Lando Calrissian, Chewbacca, R2-D2, Boba Fett &
– Star Wars New Asst #851720009 (estimated Nov 15)
Feltipen Trevagg, Myo, Dannik Jerriko, Stormtrooper, Sand Trooper,
Scout Trooper, Han Solo, Chewbacca, Yoda!
– Star Wars New Asst #85172000b with 4 NEW figures plus perhaps
more New Asst before end of the year.

Click here to order.



More KB Toy Stores Closing
October 27, 2004 | 1:45 AM EST | Keri

It appears that KB Toys will be closing even more stores down in the very near future, around 200 stores to be exact. This may make it very difficult for those looking to pick up the exclusive 12″ VOTC Chewbacca from a physical store. Hopefully Chewie will be available online for everyone to order.

For a listing of the stores closing in alphabetical order of states in the US, please click on the link here and scroll the link on the page that has confirmed store closings and possible store closings listed for October 26th.

Thanks to YakReaders Vadersquest and hills4 for sending in this news report.



DVD Figure Sets on Sale 
October 26, 2004 | 9:08 PM EST | Bill

Yak Reader LDPhipps sent in this report:

Hello. I just wanted to pass on that I found all 3 of the Star Wars Commemorative Trilogy DVD Collection Action Figure Sets (the ones that came out in conjunction with the release of the Trilogy DVD last month) marked down from $9.96 to $5.50 at a Wal-mart Supercenter in Summereville, SC yesterday. So, keep your eyes open for your local Wal-marts to start marking these down soon.



Revenge Of The Sith Preview Wave Figures Pictured
October 26, 2004 | 9:01 PM EST | Bill

We’ve just updated to bring you detailed photos of three of the four preview figures for Revenge of the Sith which recently surfaced on Ebay. For those who want to remain spoiler free won’t post thumbnails here, however remember click here you’ve been warned. Let’s just say if these are representative of the E3 line, we’re all going to be very happy.



Last Minute Halloween Costumes
October 26, 2004 | 10:01 AM EST | Mark B

Still haven’t decided what Star Wars character you’re going to be for Halloween this year? Well, if you make up your mind today or tomorrow, can still get your costume (or some really cool masks/helmets) to you in time for the weekend parties!



New Star Wars Trivial Pursuit
October 26, 2004 | 9:57 AM EST | Mark B

The Gaming Report has a story about a new DVD version of Star Wars Trivial Pursuit (Along with a new Clone Wars Risk). Both will be released early next year.



SW Original Trilogy Jawa Sandcrawler!!!
October 25, 2004 | 11:34 PM EST | Joseph

In stock right now is the SW Original Trilogy Jawa Sandcrawler This will be sure to sell out fast folks. Get it while you can.

Click here to order



Hasbro’s Q & A Update
October 25, 2004 | 8:28 PM EST | Bill

Hasbro’s Star Wars page updated today with a brief Q & A. First on the Rabe/Dorme Question, the listing of Dorme on the back of some cards was in error which has been corrected (have fun variation hunters). The second confirms that Boba Fett should have included his missle in the Target Slave I pack, and this error has also been corrected.

Click here for their full post.



Holographic Kubrick Leia Coming
October 25, 2004 | 8:22 AM EST | Bill

Our friend Boba JP has scored the info and images of a new exclusvie figure coming from Kubrick– a holographic Princess Leia.



Brian’s Toys Newsletter #278
October 24, 2004 | 12:07 PM EST | Joseph

Dear Customers,

We have posted our latest Newsletter #278. Visit our
Newsletter at All in stock Star Cases now on sale now through the end of October! Regular Star Cases only $1.00 each! Large Star Case only $1.50 each!

New in stock this week, the Yoda Bust-Up! Coming soon, the Stormtrooper Mini-Bust and Luke X-Wing Mini Bust. The Saga Sandcrawler expected in in the next 2 weeks.

Other featured Star Wars include back in stock OTC Basic Figures,
select Saga 12・ POTF2 Expanded Universe and lots more including exclusives and pre-orders. New Rare Rebel Set now in stock for our vintage Star Wars. Great new 12-Backs and 20-Backs now in stock in the vintage section. Be sure to check out our entire selection on our website.

New reduced prices on all Clone Wars Animated Series Figures including the sets of figures. All in stock, complete your collection today.

Featured Master Replica items this week include the new LOTR Sting and newly reduced Emperor’s Cane & Clasp now only $149.99.

Now back in stock 9 Lord of the Rings figures from Trilogy figures to boxed TTT and ROTK figures.

Lots of GIJOE items back in stock throughout the entire section. We
have featured Spy Troops, Joe vs. Cobra, Toys R Us Exclusives and Valor vs. Venom. Wave 5 still in stock and Wave 6 now available for ordering. There are hundreds of prices reduced on Generation 1 Loose Figures and new reissued figures in stock, check out our selection on our website.



Star Wars Mini Bust – Luke Skywalker In X-Wing Pilot 
October 24, 2004 | 11:57 AM EST | Joseph has the Gentle Giant Mini Bust – LUKE SKYWALKER IN X-WING PILOT GEAR. Limited Edition 7,500. Designed in 1/6 scale – Stands 6.25 inches tall. Luke Skywalker in X-Wing Pilot Gear Mini Bust. The farm boy who became a hero. Guided by the Force, his proton torpedo volley destroyed the Death Star and saved the lives of millions throughout the universe. His future is not that of an ordinary pilot, however, as he is destined to train in the ways of the Jedi and once again, rise to defeat the Dark Side. This is sure to sell out quick. To order click the link



Sandcrawler Arrives Next Week
October 23, 2004 | 10:22 PM EST | Mark B

It has been confirmed that the Diamond Comics Exclusive Hasbro Sandcrawler will be shipping this week to specialty comic book stores. Typically these stores will receive their shipments on Wednesday afternoon. So check your local (or online) stores mid-week. (FYI – Diamond Customers receive their invoices on Sunday morning by email, so they will be able to tell you if the Sandcrawler will be coming in this week’s shipment).



Darth Vader Voice Changer
October 22, 2004 | 8:07 AM EST | Mark

The new Darth Vader Voice Changer Helmet is on sale now at 35% off, $22.74 with free shipping. This is due Nov 1st.



Revenge Of The Sith Prototypes
October 21, 2004 | 8:46 PM EST | Bill

The team over at Galactic Hunter have posted images of the first ROTS figure prototypes to surface. Check them out here.



Episode III Teaser online Nov 4th!!!
October 21, 2004 | 8:06 AM EST | Jayson confirms that the highly anticipated teaser trailer for Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith will make its theatrical debut with Pixar’s The Incredibles in the U.S. and Canada on November 5. And as a special bonus, members of Hyperspace can see it before then as the full teaser will make its world-wide debut on the early afternoon (U.S.) of November 4. Be sure your memberships are up-to-date and hit theatres on the Nov. 5th!



Naboo Final Conflict Details
October 20, 2004 | 9:04 PM EST | Bill

Hasbro’s Star Wars Page has updated with the details on the upcoming TRU exclusive Naboo Final Conflict pack. Click here for all the 411.



New Trilogy Coming To EU Books
October 20, 2004 | 8:12 AM EST | Bill

The Official Site has just announced the Dark Nest Trilogy by Troy Denning (Tatooine Ghost) coming to a book store near you in 2005.



More Unleashed Arrive at Target
October 19, 2004 | 12:55 PM EST | Keri

If you are still in need of some of the older Unleashed waves, your local Target might have just what you are looking for.

YakReader JedimasterKeith sends in this report:

“My local target in Missoula MT had the Luke Hoth wave today. I picked up a Hoth Luke and Chewbacca for 14.95 each and the Clone Trooper and Bossk wave were there as well. Just thought I’d pass that on.”

Of course, this may not be an occurance around the country, but its always worth a try to ask an associate at your local store if you are looking for these particular Unleashed to complete your collection. Good Luck hunting everyone!



More Holographic Exclusives
October 19, 2004 | 9:12 AM EST | Bill

Pete over at The Private Universe has delivered the goods with the skinny on two more holographic figures destined to be exclusives in 2005. One will be a new holographic Anakin from the end of ROTJ (Spirit form), the other is a holographic Vader from Empire. Check his full report here.



Attention Fans Down Under
October 19, 2004 | 9:09 AM EST | Bill

News transmission from down under.

A supply of Holographic Emperors have been located at a second
exclusive location on planet Earth. The Australian online Retailer
Case has obtained significant Hasbro stock of the new Emperor in all his translucent glory. At only AU$13.50 he is a must have for your OTC collection.



Could You Use Some Real Stands FREE?
October 18, 2004 | 9:47 PM EST | Bill

Before the Dark Times is giving 10 Real Stands away! They have just announced a contest running from now to Election Day based on participation in their forums. Click here for all the info.



Entertainment Earth Newsfeed
October 18, 2004 | 9:22 PM EST | Bill

This just in from Entertainment Earth: Entertainment Earth:

Exclusive Clear Yoda with Bust-Ups Series 1 Display Case (Item#
GE6955A, $104.99)
Exclusive Clear Yoda with Bust-Ups Series 1 12-Pack (Item# GE6955AA,
Exclusive Clear Yoda with Bust-Ups Series 1 6-Pack (Item# GE6955AAA,

SW Clone Wars Animated Figures Wave 1 (Item# HS85003A, $69.99)
SW Clone Wars Animated Figures Wave 1 Set (Item# HS85003AA, $29.99)

SW Clone Wars Animated Figures Wave 2 (Item# HS85003B, $69.99)
SW Clone Wars Animated Figures Wave 2 Set (Item# HS85003BB, $29.99)

GALACTIC HEROES – New images posted and updated product description:
SW Galactic Heroes 2-Pack Wave 3 (Item# HS85208C, $82.99)
Star Wars Galactic Heroes 2-Pack Wave 3 includes 12 individually
packaged figure 2-packs loosely based on a Bounty Hunters theme: 3x
Jawa & Tusken Raider (NEW), 3x Lando Calrissian Skiff Guard Disguise & Nikto (NEW), 3x Luke Skywalker Jedi & Gamorrean Guard (NEW), 1x Boba Fett & Dengar, 1x IG-88 & Zuckuss, 1x Bossk & 4-LOM, (Subject to change).


ALL Wave 2 figures have OTC figures, but without the OTC logo! In
other words, these OTC figures indeed have new packaging (with new
names as well). A surprise is also found – a Sandtrooper that was NOT part of the OTC line. We’ve posted carded images of these for further clarification:

SW Post OTC Basic Figures Wave 2 (Item# HS85172C, $79.99)
2x Feltipern Trevagg (NEW), 2x Myo (NEW), 2x Dannik Jerriko (NEW), 1x Sandtrooper – Tatooine Search (Older figure, slightly repainted, new packaging), 1x Stormtrooper – Death Star Attack (Same figure as OTC #16, but with new packaging), 1x Scout Trooper – Endor Raid (Same figure as OTC #11, but with new packaging), 1x Han Solo – Mos Eisley Escape (Same figure as OTC #7, but with new packaging), 1x Chewbacca – Hoth Escape (Same figure as OTC #8, but with new packaging), and 1x Yoda – Dagobah Training (Same figure as OTC #2, but with new packaging). (Subject to change).

SW Post OTC Basic Figures Wave 2, Rev. 1 (Item# HS85172C1, $79.99)
2x Feltipern Trevagg (NEW), 3x Myo (NEW), 2x Dannik Jerriko (NEW), 1x Luke Skywalker – Dagobah Training (Same figure as OTC #1, but with new packaging), 1x Darth Vader – Death Star Hanger (Same figure as OTC #34, but with new packaging), 1x Han Solo – Mos Eisley Escape (Same figure as OTC #7, but with new packaging), 1x Chewbacca – Hoth Escape (Same figure as OTC #8, but with new packaging), and 1x Yoda – Dagobah Training (Same figure as OTC #2, but with new packaging). (Subject to change).

SW Post OTC Basic Figures Wave 2, Rev. 2 (Item# HS85172C2, $79.99)
3x Feltipern Trevagg (NEW), 2x Myo (NEW), 2x Dannik Jerriko (NEW), 1x Sandtrooper – Tatooine Search (Older figure, slightly repainted, new packaging), 1x Luke Skywalker – Dagobah Training (Same figure as OTC #1, but with new packaging), 1x Darth Vader – Death Star Hanger (Same figure as OTC #34, but with new packaging), 1x Stormtrooper – Death Star Attack (Same figure as OTC #16, but with new packaging), 1x Scout Trooper – Endor Raid (Same figure as OTC #11, but with new packaging) (Subject to change).

If you see them, buy them. There are now only two assortments we are guaranteed to receive because we are purchasing these from Hasbro Direct, which basically assures the quantity we ordered:

Original Trilogy Vintage Figures Wave 3 (Item# HS85213C, $89.99)

Original Trilogy Vintage Figures Wave 3, Revision 2 (Item# HS85213C3,

Our website lists just one other Vintage assortment, which we cannot
guarantee availability, but Hasbro insists they will ship these to us. As always, we won’t know anything until these actually arrive here at our warehouse:Original Trilogy Vintage Figures Wave 2.5 (Item# HS85213B2, $89.99)

Lots of cancellations recently. Demand outweighs supply these days. OTC figures will be hard to find this holiday season. My advice? Buy In-Stock OTC items before they disappear for good.



Free Clone Wars Kit Fisto
October 18, 2004 | 8:41 PM EST | Bill

From Coffins to Blisters is having their first giveaway — a Clone Wars Kit Fisto shirtless action figure. They have just updated their review section as well. Click here ot check it out.



NEW Before the Helmet Image
October 18, 2004 | 3:33 PM EST | Jayson


This last Friday’s photo is entitled “Jango’s Legacy” which shows (highlight to read) a composited shot of Temeura Morrison as a Clone Pilot of a ARC170 Fighter, which shows several key influences of what will be TIE Pilot Helmets and X-Wing helmets



Y-Wing in Stock at Amazon
October 18, 2004 | 10:21 AM EST | Mark B


The TRU exclusive is currently listed as shipping in 24 hours over at This ship is a great deal at $29.99 and including the Gold Leader action figure. I saw one of these recently at my local TRU and it is one really nice ship. I personally like the fact that the engines are complete in the box so it makes a much nicer display piece than the old Target Y-Wing which you had to remove from the box in order to display it complete.



Droids Fossil Watch
October 18, 2004 | 10:08 AM EST | Mark B is selling the new limited edition “Droids” Fossil Watch. With the holidays coming, this is a great gift for that Star Wars Fan on your list!



Playskool Galactic Heroes Wave 4
October 17, 2004 | 6:53 PM EST | Joseph

Our friends over at Galactic has new hi-res pics of Luke Skywalker, Lando Calrissian, Tusken Raider, the Skiff Guard Nikto, and Jawa. To check them out click here



Genndy Tartakovsky Interview
October 17, 2004 | 12:29 AM EST | Keri

There is a very interesting interview over at Animation Insider. with Clone Wars Cartoon creator Genndy Tartakovsky. In the interview, Tartakovsky speaks about his Emmy wins for Clone Wars and Samurai Jack, as well as the next season of eagerly awaited Clone Wars episodes, in which he gives away no spoilers. Also briefly discussed is Tartakovsky’s role in the upcoming live-action and CG full-length film of the beloved Japanese anime Astroboy.

You may read the entire interview by clicking the link here.



Q&A in progress
October 16, 2004 | 3:46 PM EST | Muse

I’m working on the next Q&A. If you have something on your mind, please send it in here!



Bounty Hunting Today: Don Post Yoda Latex Mask
October 15, 2004 | 5:17 PM EST | Keri

Hmmm…seek Yoda do you? Halloween costume you say? Take you to him I will!

As you can see I am quite a fan of the little green Jedi Master myself and it is more than fitting to feature a vintage Don Post Latex mask for the upcoming festivities on Halloween. The mask itself was released in 1980, after Yoda’s popular debut in the best Episode in the Trilogy, The Empire Strikes Back. The mask is made of flexible latex and captures Yoda’s likeness very well, with bright eyes, and even the white hair and of course long ears. Although wearing the mask today may not be what you have in mind, it looks great on display with other Yoda or Jedi Master collectibles.

Click on through the link below to add Yoda to your collection today!

Don Post Yoda Latex Mask



Action HQ Newsfeed
October 14, 2004 | 8:39 AM EST | Bill

New this week at Action-HQ :

STAR WARS Naboo Final Combat!
AHQ is bringing it to you FIRST with this exclusive Naboo Final Combat 4-pack! Months in advance are retooled Captain Tarpals with Kaadu, Naboo Royal Guard, Gungan Warrior and Battle Droid.
Click here to order



Upcoming Hasbro Releases
October 14, 2004 | 8:33 AM EST | Bill

The team over at Action HQ have put together a list of Hasbro’s upcoming Star Wars releases– based on this it looks like a few things, like the Jedi Council scene wave 3 and 4 have been slightly delayed:

release date : end of the month
Unleashed Figure
854630000 SW UNLEASHED DOOKU 2pcs
854640000 SW UNLEASHED MACE 2pcs
854660000 SW UNLEASHED VADER 2pcs
Eash Case 6 pcs

#32162 (1/11/2004)
Eash Case 6pcs

#32163 (1/11/2004)
Eash Case 6pcs

#851720009 (14/11/2004)
853230000 SW E3 BASIC FIGURE BF04 2.00pcs
853240000 SW E3 BASIC FIGURE BF05 2.00pcs
853250000 SW E3 BASIC FIGURE BF06 2.00pcs
854940000 SW BASIC FIGURE HAN SOLO 1.00pcs
854960000 SW BASIC FIGURE YODA 1.00pcs

85172000b (1/12/2004)
853620000 8 4.00pcs
853630000 9 2.00pcs
853610000 10 2.00pcs
853650000 11 4.00pcs

#852130005 (7/11/2004)
852350000 SW VINTAGE ESB DARTH VADER 1.00pcs
852380000 SW VINTAGE ROTJ R2-D2 1.00pcs
852380000 SW VINTAGE ROTJ BOBA FETT 2.00pcs
eash case 8pcs



Y-Wing In Stock Now
October 13, 2004 | 9:51 PM EST | Mark

The new Return of the Jedi 3.75″ Red Y-Wing Gold Leader is in stock now.



Unleashed In Stock
October 13, 2004 | 7:42 AM EST | Mark

Over at they have in the following items…
Unleashed: Aayla Secura
Unleashed: Bossk
Unleashed: Tusken Raider



Slave I Now Landing at Target!
October 12, 2004 | 8:19 PM EST | Keri


Thanks to everyone for their reports in finding the new Slave I at Target stores across the USA. Special thanks to YakReader John who sent in the above pic and this report:

“I just purchased a OTC Slave 1 at the Target store in Jackson Michigan. There were none on the shelves and I took a photo of the overstock before calling an employee to bring some down. They are priced at $29.99.”

I saw the same thing at my local Target, with toys overstocked everywhere already for the Christmas Holiday Shopping Season. There are definetly enough of these to go around, so if you would like one get to a local Target for a toy run!



Green Clone Trooper Bust at Star Wars Shop
October 12, 2004 | 9:21 AM EST | Mark B is listing the long ago sold out Green Clone Trooper Mini Bust as IN STOCK. Look under “RESIN BUSTS AND FIGURES” on their website. There must be just a few of these left over from the original run, so hurry over there NOW if you want one.

UPDATE: It appears that the Green Trooper Busts at Star Wars Shop was an error. We received this Email from the Star Wars Shop which they are sending to everyone who ordered:

Dear Customer,

We are writing to inform you that a database error occurred on on October 11, incorrectly placing the Gentle Giant Green Clone Trooper Bust for sale. Unfortunately, StarWarsShop does not have this product in inventory, and we will be canceling this item from your order. We have corrected the error and the product has been removed from the site.

We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience, and would like to extend you a 10% discount off of your next purchase with the following code: _________________. This code will expire on 10/27/04, is associated with your personal account, and can be redeemed with your next purchase.

Please let us know if you have an questions.


Customer Service



Wal-Mart’s Got The New OTC
October 12, 2004 | 8:12 AM EST | Bill

Yak Reader Brian wrote in to let us know:

Just got home from my local Wal-mart and after weeks of searching, I finally found the last three figures I need to “complete” my collection – until the POST OTC Wave hits stores that is.

Anyway, they had 6 or 7 cases on the pallet, all with 84715A00K on them. “SW BASIC FIGURES ASST W9A R1 (2004)” I wasn’t sure if I knew what wave it was but I asked an associate if I could open one since their was room on the shelf to stock some figures. With much delight, it was the wave I was looking for! (I was looking for wave 11). Inside it contained
(3) Han Solo [AT-ST] (OTC #35), (3) General Madine (OTC #36),
(3) Lando Calrissian [General] (OTC #37), and (3) Princess Leia [Bespin] (OTC #18).

I am picky on paint jobs, and I have to say having 3 of each to choose, none of them were painted very well (Mostly the eyes or the hairlines). I went ahead and bought 1 of each – I figured I could always go back later since they have so many cases of each!

Sorry for the long story, just excited. Also, got my Emperor Palpatine Hologram in the mail the other day…



Action-HQ Newsfeed
October 11, 2004 | 11:21 PM EST | Bill

This just in from Action-HQ -bringing the Best to you First with Kotobukiya Han
Solo and Naboo Final Combat!

Available Now:
– Kotobukiya 1/7 Scale Pre-Painted Vinyl Kit Figure Han Solo for
– Naboo Final Combat 4-Pack (ToysRUS Exclusive) almost 2 months
ahead for only $29.95!
– Post-OTC Figures at $13.95!

And don’t forget to check out our other recently released items!

Click here to order.



Galaxies Go To Light Speed
October 11, 2004 | 10:28 PM EST | Bill

The Official Site has posted all of the 411 on the upcoming add on for Star Wars Galaxies. Light Speed allows you to choose any number of ships from sporty to menacing. Check it out here.



Dark Horse 05 Comics Ring In The New Year
October 11, 2004 | 10:24 PM EST | Bill

Dark Horse’s offerings for 05 look to surpass their already high standards:

Empire will feature a prequel local (Jabiim) in an Original Trilogy setting

January 19 brings Anakin vs Durge in Star Wars Obsession

Republic will bring Morgukai Anzati!

Check out all the details here.



New Art of Revenge
October 11, 2004 | 9:40 PM EST | Jayson


The Official Site updates this today with a new Art of Revenge photo for Hyperspace subscribers. Highlight to read this week’s photo titled “High Culture from the Depths” shows an revealing illustration of a Mon Calamari underwater dancer

For all you non-Hyperspace Subscribers, last week’s photo “Juggernaut Unleashed” is now available to you as well.



The Mon Cal Carrier That Could Have Been
October 11, 2004 | 9:11 PM EST | Bill

Behind The Toys has posted pics of a truly amazing item – A hand built built 3-D model of a proposed Star Wars Mon Calamari vehicle used in a presentation to Lucasfilm.

The detail is absolutely incredible and it makes the mind wander to
think what could have been! View this great piece in the BTT Archive.



Before The Dark Times
October 11, 2004 | 8:53 PM EST | Bill

Jim Brady here, formerly of and has launched a new site Before The Dark We would like to welcome him back to the fan page community and wish them all the best. Check it out here.



Federation Toys Newsfeed
October 11, 2004 | 8:49 PM EST | Bill

This just in from Federation Toys:

just wanted to say hi and let you know that we have a LOT OF new items in stock. (see below for the list). we are taking PRE-ORDERS ON NEW master replica’s items coming soon. we are also clearing out some other master replicas items check site for details. we have a limited number of the star wars celebration II souvenir program collector’s books. this is going to be a busy year, THE OTC (VINTAGE BOX packaging) WAVES SHOULD BE SHIPPING TO US SOON. we have a lot of new figures on the way and some older ones, also master replicas has a lot of new very cool items coming out make sure to stay tuned for details.

Click here to order.

September 2004 Archive

NEW Before the Helmet
September 30, 2004 | 9:58 PM EST | Jayson


This week’s photo is entitled “Damaged Copy” which shows (highlight to read)the battle damaged face of a clone, played by Temuera Morrison, to distinguish it from the thousands of others troops



More DVD recall news
September 30, 2004 | 10:30 AM EST | Ben

Update: Yakface’s own Keri brought it to my attention that the Region 1 Spanish audio track is also affected by the muted music flaw. But, like the Region 2 German mix, the Region 1 French mix has the proper emphasis on John William’s score. Pop it in and listen for yourself.

Of course the Tarkin/Leia flaw is by definition going to be absent in in any foreign dub. is reporting the following:

Lucasfilm claims the audio on the disc is exactly as they intended it to be. HOWEVER, we are also getting a lot of complaints from readers who have been experiencing a disc playback problem withA New Hope. Apparently, on many players, the disc freezes for a few seconds (we suspect near the layer switch point) and then skips ahead several minutes. Fox Customer Service is taking the names and addresses of people who are experiencing this problem so they can arrange to send you a fixed replacement disc. You can call them at 888-223-2FOX. Again, this addresses the freezing problem only. This is not a replacement for any sound issues.

It appears that the only issue they seem to be willing to address is a compatibility issue with some players. However, every copy of A New Hopesuffers from a mixing error in the Death Star battle music (if it was changed on purpose then why is the German DVD correct?) and flawed audio during the Tarkin/Leia dialogue on the Death Star.

Considering past errors with ROTJ (Widescreen VHS had incorrect letterboxing) and ESB (Definitive collection LD had 13 seconds of Leia’s welding scene missing) I suppose ANH is due for an error or two. They did, however, recall the ESB laser disc, let’s hope the fix this DVD!



Master Replicas Elite Edition – UPDATED
September 30, 2004 | 9:58 AM EST | Mark B

Master Replicas has put up for sale on their website a new “Elite Edition” Luke Skywalker ROTJ Lightsaber. This is an exclusive for Collectors Society Members, and is limited to only 750 pieces. So what’s different than the original ROTJ Luke? This one is made of better materials, has more detail, has a stamped number in the hilt and comes with a new glossy base. Price? $499 with free shipping to US addresses. These are sure to sell out almost immediately, order yours now at Master Replicas.

****Update – Item is now SOLD OUT! Wow, less than 12 hours to sell out of this item. Let’s see if Master Replicas decides to do more Elite Editions based on this….
***UPDATE – Master Replicas website is getting hit VERY hard this morning and is causing people problems ordering this lightsaber. As one reader, Jeff, says – keep trying. It took him 45 minutes to complete the transaction. He even called MR to find out what was up, and they told him traffic to the site was very heavy this morning. Hopefully, they’ll do some upgrades before they release an item like this again!



Star Wars Animated Asajj Ventress Maquette
September 30, 2004 | 3:21 AM EST | Joseph

Star Wars Animated Asajj Ventress Maquette is now in stock If you are a Lifetime Member with them, you will receive 10% Off of all listed prices. You can check them out by clicking here



Soundtrack Savings At Target
September 29, 2004 | 11:09 PM EST | Bill

Yak Reader Darth Dav sent in this link for an on-line coupon good for $2 off the Trilogy Soundtrack at Target. Thanks Darth!



QNA Time
September 29, 2004 | 10:21 PM EST | Mark

Head on over and read the Newest QNA by our writer John Muse. John has been out for a while, but hopes to get back on track. Grab a glass or cup of your favorite drink, sit for a spell and read on. When you are all done, please send in your own questions…



Lego Y-Wing UCS
September 29, 2004 | 6:53 PM EST | Mark B


Lego has announced a new Ultra Collectors Series vehicle – the Rebel Y-Wing. And it is a shared exclusive over at This is one incredible looking Lego set.



New Art of Revenge
September 29, 2004 | 6:41 PM EST | Jayson


The Official Site updates this today with a new Art of Revenge photo for Hyperspace subscribers. Highlight to read this week’s photo titled “Just when you thought it was safe…” shows an illustration of a scene eventually cut form ROTS, submerged Super Battle Droids aboard a Trade Federation Cruiser 

For all you non-Hyperspace Subscribers, last week’s photo is now available to you as well.



VOTC ROTJ Arriving at a Target Near You! Update!
September 29, 2004 | 12:28 PM EST | Keri

YakReader sdrob in San Diego, CA reports in with his latest finds:

“The final 4 VOTC figures have started showing up in Targets in San Diego area now. Discovered 3 full sets of Chewbacca, R2-D2, Stormtrooper, and Boba Fett this morning in the Mission Valley Mall in San Diego. $9.99 each of course.”

I also found the VOTC ROTJ at my local Target here in North Texas yesterday afternoon. By the time I made it to the store, there were 2 Boba Fett’s, 1 Chewie, 1 R2-D2, and 1 Stormtrooper. They also had put out the ESB VOTC wave and there was 1 Vader and 1 Lando left. I was able to pick up Lando, but am still missing the C-3PO. Strangely enough they had also put out at least one case of the Blue Saga Gold carded figures, including the waves that had Rappertunie, Lando Skiff, Holo Luke Jedi, J’Quille, and Tanus Spijek. They also had the Star Destroyer Wave: Admiral Ozzel, Bossk, Dengar and Captain Antilles. It was odd to see the Blue Saga carded brand new out on the pegs again. Good Luck hunting everyone!


This report just in from YakReader darkksith:
“Just thought I would add to your recent post about the latest VOTC figs you found. You most likely found the same case I did which had 2 Fett, 2 Stormies, and one each of R2, Chewie, Lando and Vader – no C-3P0 in this case. I also found a case each of the two older saga waves you mentioned that were put out at the same time. This was at a target in auburn hills, MI.”

This seems to be hitting many other Targets across the country, the combination VOTC ROTJ/ESB Case as well as the Blue Saga Gold waves. As everyone says: “Stay on Target!”



Big Bad Toy Store Newsfeed
September 28, 2004 | 10:03 PM EST | Bill

This just in from the Big Bad Toy Store:

We’ve just received 2 different assortments of brand new
figures! Star Wars OTC Vintage figures including: Stormtrooper, Boba
Fett, Darth Vader, Lando, Yoda, Han, Luke & More are in stock. These
awesome vintage figures are each packaged with the same style cardback
used on the original 80’s releases and each includes a figure protector case. The brand new Post OTC wave has also arrived – these are so new they have not even made their way onto ebay yet! All 5 of the new figures are priced at $7.99 each. More Unleashed wave 10 sets are also available for $49.99 each.

VINTAGE DEPARTMENT: The vintage department has just listed a great
selection of new items including very nice loose & boxed G1 transformers, US and Takara re-issue Transformers, Loose GI Joe figures, a variety of packaged Mcfarlane, Star Wars, Batman, Spider-Man, and various Toy Biz items. The new items above are some of the best batches we’ve listed recently so be sure to take a look.

SALE PRICING: Please note that the sale pricing on quite a few of the
items listed on the sale/clearance menu will be raised back to normal
pricing later this week – be sure to take advantage of the reduced prices now!Click here to order. Is The Place
September 28, 2004 | 8:26 AM EST | Mark

Looking for the Vintage Figures or the DVD figures…
Star Wars Original Trilogy Collection: 3.75-inch Yoda
Star Wars Original Trilogy Commemorative Collection: Empire Strikes Back Multi-Pack



Star Wars DVD Info
September 28, 2004 | 1:04 AM EST | Joseph

If you haven’t bought your Star Wars DVD set now is the time. Just received this information from fellow Yakface reader Enrico:
I just want to inform the Yakface readers that now have
the DVD Commemorative 3 Packs online. I also managed to pick these up this morning at my local Walmart store here in San Diego. So far the cheapest I’ve seen the DVD’s for were $34.98 at the Walmart in Clairemont Mesa. The Walmart on Aero Drive were selling the DVD’s for $35.96. Everyone should probably check out their local Walmarts for excellent deals on the DVD’s.



New Give-Away At Hasbro
September 28, 2004 | 12:04 AM EST | Bill

Hasbro’s Star Wars page has a new daily contest with free OTC stuff! this time around, you have to have the correct answer to a (basic) trivia question, and be one of the daily winners. Click here to check it out.



12″ Stormtrooper
September 27, 2004 | 10:13 PM EST | Mark

The 12″ VOTC Stormtrooper is in stock.
Also available is the 12″ VOTC Figure: Luke Skywalker is in stock.



New Kotobukiya Yoda and Chewbacca Pics
September 27, 2004 | 8:40 AM EST | Bill

We’ve just updated to bring you the lates images of the upcoming Kotobukiya Yoda and Chewbacca. Thanks to our friends at Action-HQ for the images. Click here to order.



Less Than 100 Sideshow Luke Remain
September 25, 2004 | 2:58 PM EST | Mark B

I just received word from Sideshow Collectibles of two things about their new 18″ Tall Luke Skywalker. First, they have set the edition sizes of their Star Wars Replicas at 2500 per piece. With that being said, less than 100 of the Luke Skywalker are remaining. From what I have seen of this piece, it is going to be one INCREDIBLE figure. Head on over to Sideshow Collectibles to see it or place your order today!

***UPDATE – 9/27 – I just received word from Sideshow that the Luke Skywalker figure is officially sold out. They will have final photos on the website soon, as well as preorder information on the 2nd figure – Han Solo! Watch for news here….



Skips In Both ANH & ESB (Update)
September 24, 2004 | 5:01 PM EST | Jair

Thanks to everyone for their e-mails. Many of you have explained that the skips are “layer changes”, and that most if not all DVD’s have them (not only Star Wars DVD’s, but ALL DVD’s).

Here is one of your e-mails, with a pretty good explanation:

The skip is the layer change. It happens on all DVD’s. Some DVD players are better at handling it than others. It’s not anything wrong withe the DVD’s themselves. You may just notice it more on a movie that you know really well or are watching especially closely(like Star Wars).

Hope this helps


Thanks Troxey, and thanks to all of you who e-mailed.



Skips In Both ANH & ESB
September 24, 2004 | 4:20 PM EST | Jair

I don’t know if anyone has noticed that there are clear skips on the DVD’s from both ANH and ESB. In ANH, the skip occurs right after Tarkin is informed that Dantooine has been abandoned; the exact moment is right after he says “terminate her, immediately!”.
In ESB, when Leia sits alone inside the Millenium Falcon’s cockpit, seconds before the Mynock attaches to the window.

Check your copy and let us know if this happens to you. I checked with two buddies of mine and it happens to all of us.



New VOTC Online!!!
September 23, 2004 | 8:50 PM EST | Joseph

The new VOTC figures featuring Chewbacca, R2-D2, Boba Fett, and Stormtrooper are currently available at Prices are a bit steep compared to retail however, Boba Fett seems to be sold out already. The Galactic Heroes Wave 3 is available as well. To get there click the link



ANH DVD recall in the future? (Update)
September 23, 2004 | 5:19 PM EST | Ben

No word yet on whether or not Lucasfilm will fess up and admit there are very unTHX-esque audio issues with the DVD of A New Hope.

That said, while the German Star Wars DVD has all the same audio issues in the English 5.1 mix, the GERMAN 5.1 mix has John William’s theme as clear as day. Obviously the Tarkin issue isn’t there as the dialogue was replaced and dubbed in German.

So, if the muting of Williams’ signature piece of music at such a dramatic time was actually a “creative choice”, guess it pays to be German.



NEW Art of Revenge
September 23, 2004 | 11:00 AM EST | Jayson


The Official Site updates this today with a new Art of Revenge photo for Hyperspace subscribers. Highlight to read this week’s photo titled “Local Help” show a illustration of an older and wiser Obi-Wan seeking assistance from an Utapau alien 

For all you non-Hyperspace Subscribers, last week’s photo is now available to you as well.



Celebration III Tickets
September 23, 2004 | 8:42 AM EST | Mark B

Tickets go on sale next Monday for Celebration III in Indianapolis. Full details are in this story at Star



Clone Wars Figures from Entertainment Earth
September 23, 2004 | 8:11 AM EST | Mark B

SW Clone Wars Animated Figures Wave 1 (Item# HS85003A, $69.99)
SW Clone Wars Animated Figures Wave 1 Set (Item# HS85003AA, $29.99) Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Asajj Ventress, Mace

SW Clone Wars Animated Figures Wave 2 (Item# HS85003B, $69.99)
SW Clone Wars Animated Figures Wave 2 Set (Item# HS85003BB, $29.99)
Clone Trooper, Count Dooku, Durge, Yoda



Attention Gamers
September 22, 2004 | 8:49 PM EST | Bill

A new site has opened up dedicated to the Star Wars Mini Line! They
will focus on being a meeting ground for fans to try and hook up
with others fans for a game, to look for trades and to build your
legion and chat about the game as well as news and updates about the
upcoming Clone Strike expansion. Check them out here.



Hasbro Makes Sure Biker Scouts Won’t Loose Weapons
September 22, 2004 | 8:44 PM EST | Bill

Yak Reader Christopher sent in this observation:

Hey, I just got my Battlefront Biker Scout and when I opened it I saw
something very unusual. The gun in his hand as well as the one in his holster were firmly glued in place. Why would Habro glue “accessories” onto the figure. Very unusal.



Count Dooko’s Lightsaber
September 22, 2004 | 8:35 PM EST | Mark

On sale now… the Count Dooko’s Lightsaber Master Replicas is 58% off. With the low price of $124.98



Exclusive Scout Trooper
September 22, 2004 | 6:25 PM EST | Mark B

If you missed out on the Battlefront Scout Trooper that was available as a preorder item for the new Battlefront video game, head over now! They are offering the Scout Trooper on the Battlefront Card – it is listed as “Quantities Very Limited” – so ACT NOW! Limit 3 per customer. Get it now at



ANH DVD recall in the future?
September 22, 2004 | 7:02 AM EST | Ben

TheDigitalBits has gotten many reports of audio problems with A New Hope. I’ve confirmed them on my copy also.

Issue #1 is the very unTHX-like quality of the Leia/Tarkin dialogue exchange on the Death Star. It sounds like the scene was stitched together from bits and pieces with the volume rising and falling and the clarity is also all over the board. This is a definite defect.

Issue #2 is another “Greedo shooting first” people. In the beginning of the Death Star battle John William’s score is all but inaudible. No longer do we hear the dramatic score emphasized by trumpets as the x-wings approach and descend on the Death Star.

LucasFilm has officially declared that there are NO issues with the ANH DVD and that these were “Creative choices.” Well, I’m skeptical. The Tarkin scene can’t be on purpose.

Here is their official word via TheDigitalBits.

“We are always impressed with how closely fans listen to the many different sound mixes we have made for the Star Wars movies over the years. It is flattering to know that, indeed, the audience is listening.

Consequently, each mix comes out differently and any changes that you hear on the all-new Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround EX tracks on the Star Wars Trilogy DVD set are deliberate creative decisions. We can confirm that there are no technical glitches as reported.”




Got OTC???
September 22, 2004 | 2:13 AM EST | Joseph has many of the new OTC figures such as Darth Vader, Lando Calrissian, Bib Fortuna, Gamorrean Guard, and the hard to find Han Solo as AT-ST driver for sale at their website. These won’t last long.



Battlefront Game Sale at Fry’s
September 21, 2004 | 10:41 PM EST | Keri

If you are looking to pick up a copy of the new Star Wars Battlefront game and don’t care or already missed out on the exclusive Biker Scout figure offer with a pre-order at another store, never fear, there is a great deal at Fry’s stores. They have the game on sale for $37.99 for the Xbox, PS2 and PC. You may also order it online if there is not a Fry’s Electronics store in your area by clickinghere. On a side note, they also have the Original Trilogy DVD set for $36.99.

Also for all the other fans who enjoy games, though not highly advertised a Gameboy Advance game was also released today amidst everything else. It is entitled Star Wars Trilogy: Apprentice of the Force and looks very fun and reminiscent of the Super Nintendo Trilogy titles. You may read a review of it and see videos and screenshots on by clicking here.

I picked up Battlefront myself today for the XBox and cannot wait to start playing it here very shortly. All I have to say is the Ewoks better watch out!



Giveaway At Imperial Outpost
September 21, 2004 | 9:43 PM EST | Bill

To celebrate their first birthday, Imperial Outpost are proud to announce the imminent start of their new Trivia Quiz. From this Saturday there will be two rounds of five questions per week for the next six weeks. The winner of the league will win a Silver OTC Darth Vader AND a VOTC Darth Vader to add to their collection. For more information or to register to play, click here.



Wal-Mart DVD Figure Sets on
September 21, 2004 | 9:39 PM EST | Bill

This just in from Yak Reader Enrico:

I just want to inform the Yakface readers that now have
the DVD Commemorative 3 Packs online. I also managed to pick these up
this morning at my local Walmart store here in San Diego. So far the
cheapest I’ve seen the DVD’s for were $34.98 at the Walmart in Clairmont Mesa. The Walmart on Aero Drive were selling the DVD’s for $35.96. Everyone should probably check out their local Walmarts for excellent deals on the DVD’s.



There Is Another Magazine
September 21, 2004 | 9:36 PM EST | Bill

Pete over at The Private Universe has just gotten all the skinny on a new publication from the team who brought us the Star Wars Fact Files. This one is called Star Wars Battle Games. Read the full report here.



Cat Got Your Tongue Grevious?
September 21, 2004 | 9:26 PM EST | Bill

Yak Reader Mitchell gave us the heads-up on an article over at Dark Horizonsconcerning General Grevious’ voice, or the actor who had been lined up to speak for him in Revenge of the Sith. Read the full story here.



Entertainment Earth Newsfeed
September 21, 2004 | 9:19 PM EST | Bill

Entertainment Earth is now taking pre-orders for the third in Hasbro’s series of Star Wars Holiday figures– this year’s Jawas are based on a Ralph McQuarrie Christmas Card, like the previous two, and include the first Jedi training ball sculpted in the modern line. Star Wars 2004 Holiday Edition Jawas E.E. Exclusive (Item# HS34528, $17.99)

Star Wars Original Trilogy Monopoly (Item# HG42352, $39.99)

SW Galactic Heroes X-Wing Fighter (Item# HS85255, $27.99)



In Case You Live Under A Rock….
September 21, 2004 | 11:05 AM EST | Mark B

Well, you never know….you are reading this rather than sitting in front of the television watching that little “independent” science fiction film from the ’70s that came out on DVD today. But in case you didn’t know if Star Wars was released on DVD today. With that said – I’m headed back to the couch.



Mini Sith Lightsaber Set
September 21, 2004 | 10:59 AM EST | Mark B

Master Replicas is now taking orders for the new set of Sith Mini Lightsabers (Vader, Maul, and Dooku). Order the set at get the display case (shown below for free!)

Order them today at Master Replicas



New VOTC ROTJ Wave Found!
September 20, 2004 | 9:05 PM EST | Keri




A YakReader located in Tempe, AZ reports in with some very nice photos of his lucky finds as well as his receipt for proof above.

“I was able to score all 4 new ROTJ VOTC figs at the Elliot and Priest Wal-mart this morning. The case breakdown was 2 Stormtroopers, 2 Boba Fetts, 1 Lando, 1 Darth Vader, 1 Chewbacca, and 1 R2. Someone snagged a Fett but left the rest for me to find.”

Looks like it might be time for a toy run to your local hot spots. Hopefully the stores in my area will actually have something new, seems to be a bit of a drought around here other than VOTC Luke’s turning up.



Galactic Heroes Wave 3
September 20, 2004 | 2:36 PM EST | Joseph

Galactic has pics of the upcoming Playskool Galactic Heroes Wave 3 featuring our favorite vermin, the bounty hunters. Paired together are IG-88 and Zuckuss, 4-LOM and Bossk, and Dengar and Boba Fett. Check them outhere



Santa Yoda In Stock
September 19, 2004 | 9:38 PM EST | Mark B currently has the Exclusive Holiday Yoda Action figure in stock. This Yoda is based on one of the Holiday cards sent out by Lucasfilms years ago. This is definitely a must have at only $11.95 (and it ships worldwide!)



Federation Toys Newsfeed
September 19, 2004 | 3:39 PM EST | Bill

This just in from Federation Toys:

Just wanted to say hi and let you know that we have a LOT OF new items in stock. (see below for the list). We are taking PRE-ORDERS ON NEW master replica’s items coming soon. We are also clearing out some other master replicas items check site for details. We have a limited number of the star wars celebration II souvenir program collector’s books. This is going to be a busy year, THE OTC (VINTAGE BOX packaging) WAVES SHOULD BE SHIPPING TO US SOON. We have a lot of new figures on the way and some older ones, also master replicas has a lot of new very cool items coming out make sure to stay tuned for details. Keep checking our site for updates as they arrive. We hope you have a great day and WEEKEND. Click here to order.



Trilogy DVDs Available to Rent at Blockbusters
September 19, 2004 | 2:00 PM EST | Keri

If you do not have the means available to purchase the Trilogy boxset this Wednesday or just are curious and want to see all the new digital scenes for yourself, you can rent each new version of ANH, ESB and ROTJ at Blockbusters. A YakReader reported them available in Cypress, CA and I saw them at my local Blockbusters in the Dallas, TX area as well.



Army Builders….
September 18, 2004 | 10:13 AM EST | Mark

The Original Trilogy Collection: Stormtrooper is back in stock and still on sale…



NEW Before the Helmet
September 17, 2004 | 7:00 PM EST | Jayson


This week’s photo is entitled “Mechanical Infestation” which shows (highlight to read) a nearly completed CGI effect of Anakin’s POV from his modified Jedi Starfighter swooping in to save his wingman (Obi-Wan) from a swarm of those pesky Buzz Droids



New 12″ VOTC Chewbacca KB Toys Exclusive – Update!
September 17, 2004 | 2:25 PM EST | Keri


A YakReader sent in this interesting item from the KB Toys website which shows a decent looking 12″ Chewbacca currently available to pre-order, with a projected available to ship date of 11/15/04 with a price of $29.99. I couldn’t find any information about it on the Hasbro site and can only speculate that perhaps it is a Limited Edition KB Toys Exclusive? Click here to see Chewbacca on the KB Toys website.

Thanks to the many YakReaders that wrote in with the information. Since I no longer subscribe to the Star Wars Insider, I had no way of knowing that the 12″ Chewie was mentioned amongst the new product coming soon from Hasbro. Another YakReader who shall remain anonymous also mentioned that Chewie should be in stores mid November and stores should start taking reservations in a month. As with anything,this could change so people should check with there local stores. Of course, if you would like to pre-order Chewie from the website you may do so right now.



More New Gentle Giant Items
September 17, 2004 | 1:20 AM EST | Mark B has just added a couple more items from Gentle Giant Studios. As reported earlier, they are offering an early ordering on the Final Clone Wars Statue – Padme. Today they have added the next in the company’s line of 12″ scale statues – none other than C3PO.

They have also just added the 3rd series of Gentle Giant’s Bust Up line. This third series is 6 bounty hunters. Boba Fett, Jango Fett, Bossk, Dengar, 4-LOM and Zuckuss.
All of these items are available for preorder now at



Empire Of Dreams Documentary Review…
September 17, 2004 | 1:02 AM EST | Jair

Hi everyone. By now you all know that the SW Trilogy DVD’s will have a 4th disk containing a lot of extra material, including a documentary called: “Empire of Dreams: The Story of the Star Wars Trilogy”. Well, Latinamerica was fortunate enough that today the A&E Network for Latinamerica showed the documentary and let me tell you it’s awesome!!!

Usually when you see a Star Wars documentary all the footage shown you know by heart, well kids, there are things here that you’ve never seen. For example, there’s this part where Luke… mmmmm, I don’t want to ruin it for you. Just prepare yourself for something new, something cool, something from a galaxy far, far away. Tuesday you’ll know what I’m talking about.



Mos Eisley Cantina Scene 2
September 16, 2004 | 11:53 PM EST | Joseph currently has the Mos Eisley Cantina Scene 2 in stock.. Check them out by clicking here



Washington TRU Stores Getting Latest OTC
September 16, 2004 | 10:27 PM EST | Bill

Yak Reader Terrfett reported that his local TRU stores are getting lots of OTC in stock:

Toys R Us has finally recieved the Original Trilogy Figures. They have seen waves 8.5 and 9. The latter wave has the final figures in the series from number 29-37.



September 16, 2004 | 5:19 PM EST | Mark B

I just got an email from that my Star Wars DVDs shipped today! I’ll be looking forward to seeing my UPS driver early next week!! If you haven’t ordered yours yet, Amazon is selling the trilogy set of Star Wars DVDs for only $41.99 (with free shipping) – that’s probably the best price you are going to see on them!



Limited Edition Exclusive Fossil Imperial Watch
September 16, 2004 | 3:30 PM EST | Keri


Fossil has a new limited, internet exclusive Star Wars themed Imperial Logo watch now available to order. The watch has a black leather strap, rounded steel case, and the familiar Imperial Logo as the watch face itself. The watch is limited to 500 pieces only, so this is a rather short run. The price is $125.00 and they also have Free Shipping on all watches right now, so the price is reasonable for a good quality watch with 2 year warranty. If you would like to order this watch, click here to go to the official Fossil website.



Finally, straight talk from Lucas himself.
September 16, 2004 | 2:02 PM EST | Ben

Yahoo has a rather frank interview with George Lucas regarding the Star Wars DVDs and the lack of a theatrical version.

One quote of interest: “I’m sorry you saw half a completed film and fell in love with it. But I want it to be the way I want it to be …they (fans) think it should be their way. Which is fine, except I’m making the movies, so I should have it my way.”

You may not agree with him, but at least he’s addressing it plainly and on the record rather than choosing to hide behind obsequious underlings and vague press releases.



Let The Promotions Begin
September 16, 2004 | 8:01 AM EST | Bill

This just in from Yak Reader Ted:

Best Buy will be giving away a free exclusive Star Wars Insider with every copy of the trilogy sold. I’ve paged through it and it has a couple of pages about the trilogy and then a page for each main character with photos and bios. Not a bad deal. Have you heard of any other retailers having bonus items for the release?

We know that TRU is giving away $10 gift cards with the purchase of the Trilogy DVD set or Battlefront, if you know of other promotions, Email us here.



Post OTC Figures At Action-HQ
September 16, 2004 | 8:00 AM EST | Bill

This just in from -bringing the Best to you FIRST with Jedi Force,
Galactic Heroes & Post -OTC Figures!

Playskool Jedi Force (Available now)
– Darth Vader, Luke X-Wing, Chewbacca and R2D2 & C3PO at $14.95
each or the set for $59.95! Limited supply.

Galactic Heroes Wave 2 (Sept 14th)
– Anakin & Padme, Jango & Obi-Wan, Boba & Dengar, IG-88 &
Zuckass, and 4-Lom & Bossk at $9.95 each!

Post-OTC Figures (end of Sept/beginning of Oct)
– Padme Ceremonial Dress, Pablo-Jill Geonsis Arena, Yarua
Coruscant Senate & Sly Moore Coruscant Senate at $13.95 each!
Order yours from here.



OTC and Endor Ambush In Stock
September 15, 2004 | 3:55 PM EST | Mark

Over at Amazon.. they have the newest 4-Pack in stock now.

The Endor Ambush 4-Pack

Original Trilogy Collection: Spirit Obi-Wan
Original Trilogy Collection: Yoda
Original Trilogy Collection: Luke Skywalker (Grey Shirt)
Original Trilogy Collection: Luke Skywalker (Black Cape)
Original Trilogy Collection: Darth Vader
Original Trilogy Collection: Han Solo
Original Trilogy Collection: Luke Skywalker (Orange Suit)
Original Trilogy Collection: Boba Fett
Original Trilogy Collection: C3PO
Original Trilogy Collection: Stormtrooper
Original Trilogy Collection: Greedo

NOTE** All the OTC figs are on sale for $4.99 as well as the Galactic Heroes, they are $4.99 on sale as well.
Other sales include.
OTC Tie Fighter and X-Wing $12.99 each
Vintage Ask Yoda $12.99
OTC Lightsabers $12.99 each



ANH & ESB VOTC Available at Wal-Mart Online
September 15, 2004 | 3:40 PM EST | Keri


If you are having a difficult time finding the VOTC figures in your area, both waves from A New Hope and Empire Strikes Back are available to order on with each figure is priced at $9.83. This link will take you to the VOTC Lando here. If you simply type in Star Wars Original Trilogy Collection in the Search box on the website you will see all the VOTC figures currently In Stock available to order as of 3 p.m. this afternoon. Hurry on over – I’m sure they won’t last long!
Thanks to YakReader Troxy for the report.



Padme Clone Wars Maquette Pre-Order
September 15, 2004 | 1:54 PM EST | Keri


You may pre-order the Gentle Giant Padme sporting her winter outfit and blaster from the Clone Wars Micro Series as seen on Cartoon Network,

This is the fifth and final maquette in the series and will be limited to a production of 1,000 pieces worldwide. (note: Gentle Giant may raise the edition size to 1,500 if demand merits) is the only place this maquette may be pre-ordered at this time, so if you wish to add the young Senator from Naboo in her cold weather attire to your collection, you may do so by clicking here.



Star Construx Update
September 14, 2004 | 10:09 PM EST | Bill

This just in from Star Construx:

You’ll find 8 new custom figures made by H. Flügge und the brand new “Purchase Of The Droids” diorama made by L. Intemann. Furthermore there’re new custom cards and a “Ewok village” diorama that you can find in our “Visitors Customs” area. In the end there’s a new area called “StarconstruX meets Hasbro” where you can compare custom made figures with the original Hasbro figures. So there’s a lot of new stuff to see !!!



Attention Star Wars Fans Down Under
September 14, 2004 | 10:08 PM EST | Bill

Our friends at Mouse just sent us the details on their Star Wars DVD give-away:

“Have you been living under a rock and didn’t know that the
most anticipated DVD release, Star Wars Trilogy Box Set is
due for a limited run release on 22 September. The great
folks at Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment have provided a copy of the DVD box set for one luck
Australian to WIN !!!

All you have to do is click thru to the Competition Site, read
the rules and then send in an email to be in the running.
Contest will run for 4 weeks and is open to all Australian
residents. Good Luck.

(Note: check back later in the week to find out how you can
double your chances of winning this awesome prize).”



Endor Ambush 4-Pack Hitting TRU
September 14, 2004 | 9:13 PM EST | Bill

Yak Reader Terrfett sent in this report:

The Endor Ambush 4-Pack is hitting shelves of Toys R Us in
Washington state, also an animated Darth Vader Bank is hitting shelves too, it is the same one that was released several years ago.



Big Bad Toy Store Newsfeed
September 14, 2004 | 9:03 PM EST | Bill

This just in from the Big Bad Toy Store:

Galactic Heroes wave 2 has just arrived and features 6 ‘playskool’ style figures including Yoda, Clone Trooper, Obi-Wan, Anakin, Padme, and Jango Fett. The 6 figure set is priced at $17.99 and we also have the wave 1 set of 8 figures available for $23.99.

Master Replica has announced 2 another high-end release, the 3/4th Studio Scale Rebel Snowspeeder which is about 16″ in size and limited to only 1500 pieces. The Snowspeeder is priced at $589.99 and is the 2nd studio scale vehicle in the series (The first being the $1200 AT-AT – which has pre-sold out).

Check them out here.



Utinni! Jawas for the Holidays
September 14, 2004 | 4:33 PM EST | Jayson

Hasbro’s Star Wars page updates today with photos and info about the Exclusive Holiday 2004 Jawa 2-pack available exclusively from This Edition is based off of a Ralph McQuarrie painting originally used as a Holiday Card. Preorder yours today!



NEW Art of Revenge
September 14, 2004 | 9:27 AM EST | Jayson


The Official Site updates this today with a new Art of Revenge photo for Hyperspace subscribers. Highlight to read this week’s photo titled “What’s the Buzz” show a storyboard rendering of how the confederacy’s new “Buzz Droid” attack the Jedi Starfighter in the space battle over Coruscant

For all you non-Hyperspace Subscribers, last week’s photo is now available to you as well.



Holographic Emperor for Everyone
September 13, 2004 | 8:20 PM EST | Mark B now has the Exclusive Holographic Emperor available to everyone (not just Hyperspace Members). Get them while they are still available over at



THX-1138 Out on DVD Tomorrow
September 13, 2004 | 10:38 AM EST | Mark B

Don’t forget, George Lucas’ first feature length film, THX-1138, comes out tomorrow on DVD. The THX-1138 directors cut on the 2 disk edition looks like a very cool set, I can’t wait to get it in the mail. THX-1138 is currently available for order over at Amazon for $18.89 (or if you STILL haven’t preordered the Star Wars Trilogy on DVD, you can get both the Trilogy and THX1138 for only $57.88 – and get free shipping with both!)



Action-HQ Newsfeed
September 13, 2004 | 8:47 AM EST | Bill -bringing the Best to you FIRST with Cantina Aliens
Scene 2, Exclusive Y-Wing, New OTC Figures & more!

– Mos Eisley Cantina Aliens Scene 2 at $25.95!
– Exclusive Y-Wing for $39.95!
– OTC Han Solo #35, Princess Leia #33, Lando Calrissian #32 and
#37, General Madine #36, Darth Vader #29 and #34, Snowtrooper
#25, Bib Fortuna #31, Tusken Raider #23, Jawa 2-pack #24 and
Gamorrean Guard #30 for $9.95 and up!

Still Available:
– Exclusive Battlefront Scout Trooper for $22.95! (limited supply left)
– Silver Darth Vader at $24.95! (limited supply left)
– Silver Clone Trooper at $17.95!
and more!

– Jedi Council Scene 1 at $18.95!
and more!

Order yours now.



Slogan Needed
September 13, 2004 | 8:29 AM EST | Bill

Niub Niun’s Universe
has a new constest up. they are looking for a slogan for the band of Ewoks with a cool price for the fans– an OFFICIAL ILM “Who’s your daddy?” T-Shirt that was given to
ILM visitors at SIGGRAPH 2 weeks ago. All visitors must do is visit the contest page…here.
and email their Slogan. It’s open to all countries and ages, and started on September 10th, running until Friday, September 24th. The top 5 will be posted on Monday, September 27th and voted on by the fans.



Empire of Dreams A&E Reminder Tonight
September 12, 2004 | 2:37 PM EST | Keri

I know this has been posted in many places all over the web, but this is just another reminder in case you have gotten too wrapped up in the NFL’s opening weekend like me.

Empire of Dreams, the Kevin Burns Documentary premieres tonight on A&E at 8 p.m. Even though this will be available in the DVD set arriving in stores on September 21st with an extra 45 minutes of footage, it will still be cool to watch tonight. You can go to the A&E website here to check for local availabilty, times, and watch a little video too.



Do You Have A Litte Clone Trooper In Your House?
September 12, 2004 | 10:28 AM EST | Mark

Halloween is right around the corner…
This Episode II Child Clone Trooper Costume is in stock and on sale for $11.98, 76% off.



Master Replicas Snowspeeder
September 11, 2004 | 4:45 PM EST | Mark B

So, you’re not a member of the Master Replicas Collectors Society and would like to purchase this limited edition replica? Well, good news for those of us in that position. Head on over to, they are also now taking preorders for this very cool scale replica (and its available to EVERYONE!).

(And if you’re into Pez dispensers, take a look at their limited edition Darth Vader Pez dispenser……Nice!)



Biker Scout Mini Bust!!!
September 11, 2004 | 4:27 PM EST | Joseph

For those of you that may have passed on the Gentle Giant Biker Scout Mini Bust the first time around; Southern has them right now on clearance for only $33.55!!! Not a bad price for a mini bust. To get there follow the link here



Wave 2 Galactic Heroes Found!
September 10, 2004 | 6:05 PM EST | Keri


YakReader JediJones writes in with this store report and shares this very nice photo above of his newest finds:

“I found multiples of the Episode 2-themed sets at the Hazleton, PA Kmart. I found the C-3PO sets along with more of the first wave on the carry case display at the Wilkes-Barre, PA Wal-Mart and also at the Bloomsburg, PA Wal-Mart. The Bloomsburg store had an endcap filled from top to bottom with alternating rows of OTC figures and Galactic Heroes and another endcap filled with carry cases.”

I myself have found the Chewie/C-3PO sets along with the entire first wave at my local Wal-Marts in North Texas on the large Carry Case Pallet displays. I have yet to see the AOTC Galactic Heroes, but I am sure they will be coming soon…looks like it may time for a toy run this weekend!



NEW Before the Helmet Image
September 10, 2004 | 5:45 PM EST | Jayson


This week’s photo is entitled “Up My Sleeve” which shows (highlight to read) 
the construction of Palpatine/Sidious’s lightsaber prop



Big Bad Toy Store Newsfeed
September 9, 2004 | 10:48 PM EST | Bill

This just in from The Big Bad Toy Store:

STAR WARS: Vintage OTC 12″ Boba Fett, Stormtrooper and Luke Skywalker are all in stock for $33.99 to $35.99. We have restocked a variety of unleashed figures from Wave 7 to Wave 10 in small quantities after completing an inventory count. More OTC basic figures have arrived and we’ve cut prices on many of them to $4.99 or $5.99 – so a great time to pick up a variety of cool OTC figures at a low price!

Click here to order.



Bounty Hunting Today: Vintage Star Wars Shelf Talker
September 9, 2004 | 4:52 PM EST | Keri

Store displays are among some of the more prized items in my personal collection, as they can be hard to come by and feature nice art that can really set off a certain display of items. Today’s surfing on Ebay yielded a particularly great little store display item: An Unused Vintage Kenner Shelf Talker!

Ok, so it may not look like much to some of you out there, but to me, she’s got it where it counts kid. These little shelf talkers are treasures to use on bookshelves to make action figures and vehicles come to life and bring back memories of toy stores long ago. Today’s featured shelf talker is from the early days of Kenner and Star Wars from right around the time of the first 21 figures, including a classic favorite Boba Fett. While this display only has the Star Wars Logo and the bright orange and red Toy Center on it, unlike the larger more colorful “bell-shaped” 20 and 21 figure displays, it is still a gem in unused, unfolded condition. The price is also more reasonable than most of the larger displays and fits right in with the current OTC and VOTC lines.

Click on through the link below to add this great Vintage Shelf Talker to your bookshelf display today!

Star Wars Vintage Shelf Talker Display



First DVD reviews
September 9, 2004 | 9:28 AM EST | Ben

The Digital Bits and IGN DVD have both posted their reviews of the DVDs. I never understood the reasons behind the embargo/quarantine placed on reviews, but for whatever reason it existed it has now been lifted.



Kitik Keed’Kak
September 9, 2004 | 8:41 AM EST | Bill

The Official Site’s databank has updated to add an entry for Kitik Keed’kak along with some nice reference photos. After seeing these, a lot of customizers will be retouching Hasbro’s paint job on Kitik in the Cantina scene. Click here to check it out.



EU Updates Continue
September 8, 2004 | 10:02 PM EST | Bill

The Official Site has updated their series of EU updates for Hyperspace members. The newest update is the Mission to Zila. Click here for more.



New Unleashed and New DVDs
September 8, 2004 | 2:59 PM EST | Mark B has started taking preorders for the next wave of Hasbro Unleashed figures (IG-88, Aurra Sing, and Stormtrooper), as well as a set of the newly announced DVDs (Ewoks and Droids Cartoons, and Made For TV Ewoks Movies). You can get the Unleashed either by the case or half case, the DVDs come as a set for $39.99.



Need a Snowspeeder With That AT-AT?
September 8, 2004 | 10:02 AM EST | Mark B

Ok, so you broke down and spent that $1200 on that Master Replicas AT-AT (and hey, if you did, good for you – I’m jealous!). Now, prepare to fork over your next hard earned check as Master Replicas will be announcing their new scaled SNOWSPEEDER to go along with that “shiny” new AT-AT you’re getting. Available only to Collectors Society members to begin with on Friday September 9. There are only going to be 1500 of this 21″ Long replica, and it will sell for $599. Get your order in quick on Friday at Master Replicas for a low number!



New Unleashed Photos
September 8, 2004 | 9:22 AM EST | Jayson

Hasbro’s Star Wars page updates today with photos and info about the 3 new Unleashed figures coming this fall. IG-88, Aurra Sing & Stormtrooper. Hopefully we’ll see a Luke or Han variant made available for the Stormtrooper.



Bounty Hunting Today: Vintage Darth Vader Button
September 7, 2004 | 3:40 PM EST | Keri

Back in 1977 after Star Wars premiered, many companies attempted to quickly release any kind of item that fans could buy and even wear to any number of attendances to the movie.

Among those early items were buttons made by Factors Inc. These buttons were large, plain and colorful. In the rush to produce these buttons mistakes were made, which brings us to the featured auction today. The quintessential villian, Darth Vader himself was a victim of a spelling mistake on the button with the name spelled “Vadar”. This is not a rare mistake, all the buttons have his name mispelled, it is simply an early oddity that can be a fun addition to any collection.

Click on through the link below to show your allegiance to the Dark Side today!

1977 “Vadar” Button



Vintage Empire In Stock
September 7, 2004 | 6:13 AM EST | Mark

Over at Amazon… these are not in stock…
Vintage Trilogy Collection 3.75″ Figure: Luke Skywalker
Vintage Trilogy Collection 3.75″ Figure: Darth Vader
Vintage Trilogy Collection 3.75″ Figure: Yoda



New Art of Revenge
September 6, 2004 | 9:55 AM EST | Jayson


The Official Site updates this today with a new Art of Revenge photo for Hyperspace subscribers. Highlight to read this week’s photo titled “Concealing Yet Revealing” show a rendering of a costume developed for Padme to hide her pregnancy but still show some skin. Later this costume was approved for the use on one of Bail Organa’s aides.

For all you non-Hyperspace Subscribers, last week’s photo is now available to you as well.



New Silver Vader; German Holocron Exclusive At Action-HQ
September 6, 2004 | 9:40 AM EST | Bill

This just in from Action -bringing the Best to you FIRST with 2004 Jedicon
Germany Exclusive & Silver Darth Vader!

-2004 Jedicon Germany Exclusive for $55.95!
Get this limited 2,500 pcs of this 2-pack Clone Trooper & Super Battle
Droid in from the dubbed “Holocron Adventures”. Comes with many
weapons & accessories. Available at the 2004 Jedicon convention in
Dusseldorf, Germany only or at AHQ!

-Silver Darth Vader for $15.95!
Get this unreleased exclusive ToysRUs 3.5″ Silver Darth Vader
months ahead at AHQ! Don’t take the chance of being left out.

And remember to check out our recently released items such as
Battlefront Scout Trooper and coming in this week are new Jedi
Forces, Galactic Heroes, OTC & lots more!

Get yours FIRST at!

UPDATE: They also have the Silver Clone Trooper at $16.95!



THX 1138 Poster Giveaway – Correction
September 5, 2004 | 4:56 PM EST | Keri


If you miss out on seeing George Lucas’ 1971 Masterpiece THX 1138 on its opening weekend in theaters starting Friday September 10th, don’t worry, you may still recieve a nice surprise.

According to the Official Site theaters in 21 cities where the film will be showing will be giving away copies of the poster to film fans free while supplies last, starting Tuesday September 21. September 21 will indeed be a busy day for Star Wars/Lucas fans with the release of the LucasArts Battlefront game and the Original Trilogy on DVD as well as the THX 1138 giveaway posters. For the full story, you may click here.



Battlefront Variations
September 4, 2004 | 11:48 PM EST | Bill

The team over at have come up with all the 411 on the Biker Scout Battlefront variations– at their current count there are 4 different variations!!!Check it out here.



Bounty Hunting Today: Custom Autographed Vader/Motti 2 Pack
September 4, 2004 | 2:31 PM EST | Keri


Customized items are one of the many niches that collectors may choose to add to their own realm of collecting as well as making. Although I do not personally do any custom work, I can appreciate the time, effort, talent and imagination that goes into many of the custom items offered for auction on Ebay.

Today’s Bounty Hunting spotlight is on a Vader and Motti action figure 2 Pack on a blue saga card. What makes this item even more special is the fact that it was produced in very small numbers by the Norwich UK Collecting Club and is autographed by both David Prowse and Richard LeParmentier – Darth Vader and Admiral Motti himself. The limited number of these makes this 2 Pack a desirable item to a collector seeking something modern that is not highly mass produced. In fact, there are only four of these left and only two are signed by both Prowse and LeParmentier.

Click on the link below to start bidding on this interesting item to your collection today!

Darth Vader/Admiral Motti Twin Pack Signed



Big Bad Toys Store Newsfeed
September 3, 2004 | 7:49 PM EST | Bill

This just in from The Big Bad Toy Store:

STAR WARS PRE-ORDERS: We’ll be carrying Sideshow’s new 1/4 Scale Star
Wars line – an exciting new license for Sideshow that will be bring us abunch of detailed high end figures. The first figure up for pre-order is the 1/4 Scale Luke Skywalker. MSRP is $250 – we have listed the pre-order at $229.99! Darth Vader and Han Solo will be added as soon as Sideshow announces the final pricing. Unleashed Wave 12 pre-orders have been listed – another re-issue wave with Darth Vader, Mace Windu and Count Dooku is available for $49.99. Another new pre-order is the Post OTC basic wave 1 set of 5 – we have pictures of 4 of the 5 figures including the Wookie Senator figure.

Click here to place your order.



Vintage Collection Luke…
September 3, 2004 | 2:51 PM EST | Mark

Now in stock if you haven’t found him yet..
Vintage Trilogy Collection 3.75″ Figure: Luke Skywalker is now in stock.

Also new Galactic Heroes 2-Packs…
Anakin and Padme
Jango and Obi-Wan
Yoda and Clone Trooper



Star Wars Trilogy Banner
September 2, 2004 | 6:24 PM EST | Mark B is offering a VERY COOL, new Star Wars Trilogy Banner. This is a new limited edition (2500 pieces), 39×27 that features the art from the upcoming DVD release. And its only $19.99!!

While you’re at, make sure you get your exclusive Holographic Emperor on order.



Hasbro/Star Wars Site Makeover
September 2, 2004 | 5:37 PM EST | Jayson


Hasbro’s Star Wars page received a makeover today. It has a very cool Action Toy Arena that features the OTC line from Dagobah Luke to General Lando. The Galactic Arcade features games wallpapers, screen savers, buddy icons and an interactive checklist. Plus many more features…check it out!



Battle Front Carded Figures For Less Than Half Of The Cost Of The Game At Acton HQ
September 2, 2004 | 8:24 AM EST | Bill

This just in from -bringing the Best to you FIRST with the Exclusive
Battlefront Scout Trooper & MORE!
-Exclusive LIMITED figure from LucasArt’s Star Wars Battlefront video
game is now available Monday Sept 6 at AHQ! If you haven’t preorder
the game by now then your chances of getting this figure is slim. But
don’t fret as now you can have this exclusive figure with his large
blaster rifle just like in the game! Why wait till its release on Sept 20th
on its release and take your chances at stores when you can reserve
yours now for $21.95! Limited supply so hurry!
*Please note that this figure was only commissioned for the US
release and is limited.
Also get yours FIRST by PreOrdering now arriving next week around
September 10th:
-Galatic Heroes at $9.95up! 5 NEW Styles!
-Playskool Jedi Force Darth Vader, R2D2 & C3PO, Chewbacca &
Luke Skywalker. Articulated 3.5-7″ tall w/accessories. Set of 4 for
$59.95 or $14.95 each! [Get these 2 months in advance!] -Exclusive SandCrawler w/3 Figures at $69.95!
-Mos Eisley Cantina Scene 2 for $26.95!
-NEW OTC Figures starting at $9.95 each! 11 STYLES!
Get your First at!



Clone Wars Yoda Maquette
September 1, 2004 | 10:03 PM EST | Joseph

The Clone Wars Yoda Maquette made by Gentle Giant Studios is now in stock at Action Figure Xpress Follow the link to get there.



More Transition Wave Carded Photos
September 1, 2004 | 9:38 PM EST | Bill

Star Wars Dash Force Dot Com has scored the first carded image of Padme Secret Ceremony and the first photo anywhere (also carded) of Rabe. Both of those are scheduled for early 2005. Check them out here.



Special Happy Birthday
September 1, 2004 | 1:25 PM EST | Jayson


While not entirely Star Wars related, I would like to wish a Happy 22nd Birthday to a fellow Star Wars fan and member of the US Air Force, my brother Mitch. I’ll see you soon… and May the AIR FORCE be with you!



The Circle is Now Complete
September 1, 2004 | 1:09 PM EST | Jayson


Hasbro’s Star Wars page updates today with photos and info about the 2 remaining Jedi Council Scenes that will be available exclusively from Toys R US this fall. Scene 3 includes: Adi Gallia, Anakin Skywalker and Saesee Tiin and Scene 4 includes Staas Ali, Agen Kolar and Shaak Ti. Join all six sets to form DEVASTATOR! Whoops… I mean the complete Jedi High Council. : )

August 2004 Archive

Attention Hyperspace Members– New Exclusive Figure
August 31, 2004 | 10:47 PM EST | Bill

The Star Wars is now allowing Hyperspace members to place preorders for their upcoming exclusive holographic Emperor figure. The cost is $10.99 each, and it will ship in October. Click here for more.



Federation Toys Newsfeed
August 31, 2004 | 7:56 AM EST | Bill

This just in from Federation Toys:

Just wanted to say hi and let you know that we have a LOT OF new items in stock. We are taking PRE-ORDERS ON NEW Master Replica’s items coming soon. We are also clearing out some other master replicas items check site for details. We have a limited number of the star wars celebration II souvenir program collector’s books. This is going to be a busy year, THE OTC (VINTAGE BOX packaging) WAVES SHOULD BE SHIPPING TO US SOON. We have a lot of new figures on the way and some older ones, also Master Replicas has a lot of new very cool items coming out make sure to stay tuned for details. We will email as soon as we get more ITEMS AND INFO. We hope you have a great day.

WE will be updating the site over the next few weeks, with POTF, EPISODE I, POTJ and more!!



New Art of Revenge
August 30, 2004 | 9:33 PM EST | Jayson


The Official Site updates this today with a new Art of Revenge photo for Hyperspace subscribers. Highlight to read this week’s photo titled “Zero-Gee Rescue shows a concept painting of Jedi and Clone Troopers working their way through the weightless environment of a deteriorating enemy ship

For all you non-Hyperspace Subscribers, last week’s photo is now available to you as well.



Action HQ Newsfeed
August 30, 2004 | 8:34 AM EST | Bill

This just in from Action -bringing the Best to you FIRSt with Playskook Jedi
Force, SandCrawler, Cantina Scene 2 & MORE!

Get your FIRST by PreOrdering NOW. Arriving next week around
September 10th:

-Playskool Jedi Force Darth Vader, R2D2 & C3PO, Chewbacca &
Luke Skywalker. Articulated 3.5-7″ tall w/accessories. Set of 4 for
$54.95 or $14.95 each!
-Exclusive SandCrawler w/3 Figures at $69.95!
-Mos Eisley Cantina Scene 2 for $26.95!
-NEW OTC Figures starting at $9.95 each! 11 STYLES!

Limited Supply so get PreOrder yours NOW!

Please note that all PreOrders will be charged when orders are placed.
Some items might be sold out before arrival so hurry!



Silver Vader News
August 28, 2004 | 10:14 PM EST | Bill

This just in from Yak Reader Terfett:

Just aheads up. The Exclusive Toys R Us Silver Vader had been
added as an active Skn# in the Toys R Us computers. It shows a retail of $9.99. However the actual cost is that of a promo item. When will it be released? Not quiet sure. However there is a feature shop(a section of the store, usually 8-12′) to be set for Star Wars during the first weeks of September, to promote the DVDS. The calendar in the computer, also states a promotion to run from Sept. 13 to Sept. 17th. Could the promotion be the Silver Vader? Not quiet sure, I’ll send news as soon as I find out what the promotion is. Also, this Sunday an ad breaks with the front and back pages devoted to Star



NEW Before the Helmet
August 27, 2004 | 9:13 PM EST | Jayson


This week’s photo is entitled “Show of Hands” which shows (highlight to read)some alien hand props with a little side note stating that the 2 in the middle will die from the wrath of Anakin



New Sith Stuff at Star Wars Shop
August 27, 2004 | 12:37 PM EST | Mark B has added a bunch of new Revenge of the Sith items (along with some other “Sith” items) to their website.

Included is the new Master Replicas Mini Lightsabers featuring 3 Sith Lightsabers – Darth Maul, Count Dooku, and Darth Vader. They also have a brand new “Revenge of the Sith” Black Hooded Sweatshirt (VERY COOL!!!).

Get over to to order today!



Animated DVD Update
August 26, 2004 | 11:13 PM EST | Bill

Yak Reader Jason sent in this info:

Both of these will NOT be either of the actual series.
Each DVD will contain 2 full length Movies that run
about 90 minutes or less. These are the same as the
VHS movies that were released a few years back.
Almost like “pilots” to the original series. Hopefully
we will get the actual series of cartoons later.



Big Bad Toy Store Newsfeed
August 25, 2004 | 11:35 PM EST | Bill

This just in from The Big Bad Toy

MASTER REPLICA: Mace Windu FX Saber (Pre-Orders processed soon)

STAR WARS OTC: More Basic OTC figures have been restocked


2 new case assortments for the OTC basic figures have been
listed – the Wave ‘A00D’ assortment will have 12 all new figures for
$79.99 and the ‘A00B’ assortment has 10 new figures (many of which are in the ‘A00D’ set, but a few new ones that are not. Also available is the Unleashed Wave 11 Set of 5 – this is a re-release wave of figures from Unleashed 7, 8, and 10.

Click here to order.



All The 411 On Ewoks And Droids DVDs
August 25, 2004 | 10:53 PM EST | Bill

All the details have just hit the net– DVD has all of the information posted. If this is correct, it looks like we will not be receiving the full series of Ewoks and Droids cartoons, rather only two episodes.

Yak Reader Rich wrote in:
In regard to Ewoks and Droids, it gets even stranger, in that the running times on the DVDs will be about 177 minutes each. This means about 9 episodes of each series will be included, which makes no sense since Droids had 14 episodes and Ewoks had 26.



Original Trilogy Figure With Glass Pictures!
August 25, 2004 | 10:45 PM EST | Bill

We’ve just updated to bring you detailed packaged pictures of the Original Trilogy glass with figure sets. It looks like these will be a very nice addition to the line, however new sculpts would be even better! Check them out here.



Original Trilogy 12″ Stormtrooper At
August 25, 2004 | 9:45 PM EST | Bill

This just in from Yak Reader David:

Just wanted to drop you a line and tell you that the
new 12″ Stormtrooper is now available at
I just ordered mine and they said I should receive it
by August 30th. Thanks!



Convention Exclusive!!!
August 25, 2004 | 6:06 PM EST | Joseph

The remaining quantities of each of the Convention Exclusives (Luke Skywalker in Stormtrooper Disguise and Spirit of the Rebellion Bust-Up 4 Pack) are now available exclusively online to members of Gentle Giant’s Collector’s Club. Limited to one order, per person.



August 25, 2004 | 5:58 PM EST | Joseph

The folks over at have posted pics of the upcoming Jawa Sandcrawler Exclusive. To see the pics click here



New Unleashed In Stock!!!
August 25, 2004 | 1:11 AM EST | Joseph

If you are looking for the New Unleashed Figures featuring Bossk, Aayla Secura, and Tusken Raider they are now in stock over at They even have the rare Red Clone Trooper as well. To get there click here



Yakface Toy Guide Preview 2: OTC #02 Yoda
August 24, 2004 | 1:43 PM EST | Jayson


Click the Green Guy above to see detailed packaging and loose photos. Feel free to explore other figures in the OTC line by clicking the OTC Main link at the bottom of Yoda’s page or by using the previous and next links at the top of his page. Please feel free to email me with any figure poses you might like to see added as well.



New PlaySkool Falcon
August 24, 2004 | 8:16 AM EST | Mark

The Playskool Millennium Falcon (Galactic) is now in stock over at



Wal-Mart And Sams Point Of Sale Displays
August 24, 2004 | 7:51 AM EST | Bill

Major kudos to Yak Reader Knightx54 who scored outstanding images of Wal-Mart’s point of sale displays for OTC, DVDs and also Sams Exclusives. Check them out here.



Rumors of 7,8,9 Again…..
August 23, 2004 | 3:40 PM EST | Mark B

I’m not sure Ireland Online is the best source in the world for news about Star Wars. But they mention a source from within Lucasfilms, that employees have had to sign Non-Disclosure agreements about episodes 7, 8, and 9. Well, its a rumor that keeps popping up from time to time, even though George has denied it again and again, telling us that the story of Star Wars is complete with the story of Anakin Skywalker. But, its not like he hasn’t changed his mind about stuff in the past. Only time will tell….



2 Day Sale at StarWarsShop
August 23, 2004 | 9:58 AM EST | Mark B is having a 2 day sale on Hasbro Action Figures. They are taking 20-30% off the LIST price of individual figures (which, this is the first time they are selling individual figures), and 10% off selected case packs. Head on over to for full listing of figures available.



Whuer Exposed
August 23, 2004 | 8:32 AM EST | Bill

Yak Reader Mauricio sent in this report:

I picked up the K-mart exclusive cantina set and I have to say they went a bit nuts with the wash on these figures. Wuher looks like he’s just come off a three day drinking binge and woke up in an alley behind the cantina. Anyways the set is still great especiall with the crunchy sweet Kit Kat included.



Entertainment Earth Newsfeed
August 22, 2004 | 10:34 PM EST | Bill

This just in from Entertainment Earth:

It’s here! Shipping now:

HS84715SIDE, Original Trilogy Figure Sidekick / Floor Display, $159.99
Have you ever wanted to own an official Hasbro “point of sale” floor
display stand for your Star Wars figures? Even though the primary use
of this is for retail stores, Entertainment Earth recognizes that this
is also a fantastic and desirable piece for collectors. Another
Entertainment Earth first! In cooperation with Hasbro, Entertainment
Earth is excited to bring fans and collectors everywhere this unique
and rare piece of the Star Wars universe…and it even includes 24

Star Wars – The Original Trilogy Collection (OTC) 3 3/4 inch Basic
Action Figure Assortment Sidekick / Floor Display. Display is
decorated in the all-new Original Trilogy theme. Measures 57.75″ H x
14″ W x 18″ D. Master Carton dimensions: 20.875″ H x 14.375″ W x 12.5″
D. This item also contains 24 individually packaged Original Trilogy
Collection action figures including 4x Biker Scout (OTC #11), 2x
Chewbacca (OTC #8), 2x Princess Leia (OTC #9), 2x Luke Skywalker –
Dagobah (OTC #1), 2x Yoda – Dagobah (OTC #2), 2x Hologram / Spirit of
Obi-Wan Kenobi (OTC #3), 2x R2-D2 Dagobah Swamp (OTC #4), 2x Luke
Skywalker – X-Wing Pilot (OTC #5), 2x Luke Skywalker – Jedi (OTC #6),
2x Han Solo (OTC #7), 2x Darth Vader (OTC #10) (subject to change).



New Detailed OT Carded Images
August 21, 2004 | 11:12 AM EST | Bill

We’ve just updated to bring you a bunch of new images of upcoming Original Trilogy figures. Check them out here.



Playskool Auction From Hasbro
August 21, 2004 | 12:40 AM EST | Mark

Hasbro’s PLAYSKOOL division announces an exciting opportunity for Star Wars fans and collectors to own both initial production preschool toys from the new STAR WARS JEDI FORCE line and the exclusive STAR WARS JEDI FORCE X-WING FIGHTER through eBay. The first fifty of each STAR WARS JEDI FORCE figures from the initial production run will be available through eBay auctions, with the first auction beginning August 20, 2004 at 8:00 PM EST, and the special edition X-WING FIGHTER will follow through the eBay Exclusives program on November 15, 2004.

To read the ENTIRE STORY click on the link…



Action Figure Collector’s Guide… Part 12
August 20, 2004 | 11:35 AM EST | Jair

Figure’s Name: Death Squad Commander

Released: 1978

Type of Cardbacks: SW 12 Back, SW 21 Back, ESB, ROTJ

Estimated Price: SW 12 Back=$327.50, SW 21 Back=$153.00, ESB=$115.00, ROTJ=$67.50, LOOSE=$23.50

This Action Figure’s name was changed from Death Squad Commander to Star Destroyer Commander when The Empire Strikes Back was released. Still some early releases can be found on the Empire card with the name Death Squad Commander.

If you are into collecting vintage action figures try to get your hands on a copy of Stephen J. Sansweet’s “The Action Figure Archive”. It’s a very comprehensive guide to everything vintage and the first years of the POTF2 line. If you want prices e-mail me and I’ll give you the names of a couple of publications. Preguntas en español están bienvenidas.

If you have any questions please e-mail me at, please don’t use the address anymore. Thanks and take care.



NEW Before the Helmet Image
August 20, 2004 | 10:36 AM EST | Jayson


This week’s photo is entitled “History Lesson” which shows (highlight to read)Palpatine and Anakin standing infront of a painting of an ancient event, with the Chancellor reflecting on better times



You Seek Autograph!!!
August 19, 2004 | 11:34 PM EST | Joseph

Thanks to Gary X from Wattographs who sent in this news about the next autograph signing.. Wattographs, the number one Star Wars autograph website on the internet, is now back up and running. We’re again offering signings at events we will be attending. Here is the latest info from our upcoming signing.
We will be having our next signing opportunity at the Chicagoland
Entertainment Collector’s Expo. This lineup includes:

Boris Vallejo – Star Wars & Fantasy Artist
Tim Dry – J’Quille & Mon Calamari Officer
Sean Crawford – Yakface & Mon Calamari Officer
Gerald Home – Squidhead & Mon Calamari Officer
Jeremy Bulloch – Boba Fett & Lt. Shekil
Christine Hewett – Tonnika Sister
Dalyn Chew – Lyn Me
Felix Silla – Retah the Ewok & Glider Ewok
Steven Spiers – Captain Tarpals

There are a lot of signing options to choose from, including photos,
action figures and the opportunity to send along personal items.
Wattographs is the only autograph service that allows people to send in their own items for signing. There is also a couple of triple-signed items available which would make a great addition to any Star Wars autograph collection!
Wattographs is also offering a FREE random, artist-signed Star Wars
Galaxies’ trading card for all orders over $50.
We’ll also pick-up other non-Star Wars guests at this show, but
interested people must contact us separately for that. Visit for the link to the signings page!



Invade Wal-Mart The Original Trilogy Has
August 19, 2004 | 9:46 PM EST | Bill

Yak Reader Machofrijol sent in this report:

Just came from Wal-Mart here in Cathedral City, CA and there was a huge display of OTC Figures. One side had about 10 Vader cases and 10 C-3PO Cases. The vader is packed with the Pit of Carkoon Boba Fett and the Stormtrooper from the Imperial Forces Toys-R-Us Exclusive. C-3PO comes with everyone’s favorite, Han Solo and Chewbacca from the Hoth Toys-R-Us minus the Snow paint. They actually look pretty great, had to get one of each. The other side of this display had OTC figures from ranging from 1-5 and 21 through 27. Also in this display were two rows of four, four figures deep of the first four sets of Galactic Heroes. I was shocked to find such a large display of OTC merchandise at my Wal-Mart.



Sale at Master Replicas
August 19, 2004 | 8:33 PM EST | Mark B

Master Replicas is having a sale on several of their Star Wars and Star Trek Limited Edition Replicas. The Anakin Skywalker Lightsaber and Jango Fett Blaster Sets are currently $100 off! Palpatine’s Cane and the Thermal Detonator are both $80 off. At these prices they are going to go quick. I know that most are close to the end of their runs, so head over to Master Replicas now and order!



Convention Exclusive Update!!!
August 18, 2004 | 1:39 PM EST | Joseph

If you are one of the ones that was unable to make it to either Comic Con Convention this year or just was not able to obtain an exclusive while at the Con, then this is for you. Gentle Giant plans on making the remaining quantities of each Exclusive available exclusively online to members of Gentle Giant’s Collector’s Club after the shows. Information is posted at their website. To check it out or to subscribe to their newsletter providing more information
click here



Action Figure Collector’s Guide… Part 11
August 18, 2004 | 12:53 PM EST | Jair

Figure’s Name: Jawa

Released: 1978

Type of Cardbacks: SW 12 Back, SW 21 Back, ESB, ROTJ, POTF

Estimated Price: SW 12 Back=$276.50, SW 21 Back=$187.50, ESB=$147.50, ROTJ=$113.50, POTF=$112.50, LOOSE=$20.00

The Jawa action figure was released on all cardbacks and it has one of the major variations of all the vintage line. Originally it was released with a plastic cape, much like the one the vintage Ben (Obi Wan) Kenobi figure has. Very early in production the plastic cape was changed for the cloth cape most people have. The funny thing is that most people swear they had the plastic version when they were kids. Right now the plastic cape version is worth about $180.00 loose, and carded about $3,200.00.

If you have any questions please e-mail me at, please don’t use the address anymore. Thanks and take care.



New Unleashed At Retail
August 18, 2004 | 8:34 AM EST | Bill

Yak Reader Steve dropped us an Email that the new Unleashed Bossk, Aayla and Tusken are hitting Target Stores in Bolingbrook, and Lemont, Illinois; and Yak Reader Kodai reported seeing them at Wal-Marts in El Paso, Texas. Good Hunting!



Gen Con Showcased On Official Site
August 17, 2004 | 10:19 PM EST | Bill

The Official Site has updated with a feature on this weekend’s Gen Con, among the highlights will be an exhibition pre-release game with the new Star Wars miniatures. Check it all out here.



Jedi Scenes #1 & #2 at TRU
August 17, 2004 | 4:12 PM EST | Jayson



During my lunch break today, I swung by my neighborhood TRU and found they had placed half a dozen of both Jedi Council Scenes 1 & 2. So check your local TRU if you are needing these sets.



NEW FEATURE: Art of Revenge
August 16, 2004 | 9:25 PM EST | Jayson


The Official Site updates with the release of a new weekly feature similar to the George Lucas Selects photos from EI and the Image Attack from EII. This first photo in this series is entitled “ARC 170, Standing By” which shows (highlight to read) a concept illustration to a possible precursor to the snubnosed X-wing Fighter



2005 Figure Pre-Order
August 16, 2004 | 10:08 AM EST | Mark B is listing the first “Pre-Episode III” action figure assortment. This is not the sneak peek figures for Episode III, but rather the first assortment for 2005. The assortment is scheduled to include – Sly Moore, Wookie Senator, and Pablo-Jill.

Also, they now have Star Wars Battlefront for Playstation 2 available for order. Its shipping the 21st of September.



411 From Hasbro Plus A Chance At A Sacul!
August 15, 2004 | 9:58 PM EST | Bill

This just in from our friends at The Private Universe:

“TPU is proud to announce the return of Ask Hasbro UK! New Star Wars Brand Manager at Hasbro UK, Sarah, has invited TPU’ers to send in their most burning questions for her to answer and exclusively publish on TPU.

All questions will be forwarded to Sarah. The best Ask Hasbro UK question sent in will win a Jorg Sacul carded figure supplied by Toyz And Gamez! Stayed turned for the results!”



Acklay Shock!!!
August 15, 2004 | 10:05 AM EST | Mark

Over at Amazon.. they have 4 of the Episode II Attack Of The Clones: Acklayin stock from Hasbro. They are $9.99, head over if you need one.

Also new in stock…
.45% Scaled Replica: Luke Skywalker Lightsaber

Original Trilogy Collection: Luke Skywalker’s Lightsaber



Ready for your Questions!
August 14, 2004 | 12:03 PM EST | Muse

The next Q&A is in progress. If you have any questions/observations, send them in here!



Revenge Of The Sith Preview Wave
August 14, 2004 | 10:21 AM EST | Bill

You read the title right, the 4 figures have finally been named. The Team at Action has gotten the details from a UK wholesaler. In the interests of assisting those who wish to stay spoiler free, we won’t list the 4 figures here (however we will a the list does include 2 generals and a droid). Click here to check it out.



New Falcon In Stock
August 14, 2004 | 8:35 AM EST | Mark

Over at They have the new Millennium Falcon Spaceship in stock and ready to ship… so head on over and pick one up.

They have also picked up some of the newer LEGO sets…
Cloud City (UCS)
Millennium Falcon (4504)
Snowspeeder (UCS)
And this is an exclusive RE-release..
Star Wars TIE Fighter and Y-Wing (7262)



Echo Base Exclusive Wizard World Coin
August 13, 2004 | 9:00 AM EST | Bill

This just in from Echo Base

I am writing to you in hopes that you can alert your Chicago Fans and attendees, who will be attending Wizard Worlds Convention, will be given the chance to get the Exclusive 10th Anniversary Queen Amidala coin, sold at Comic-Con, will also be available as Wizard World Chicago this weeked. This coin is #1 of a set of three coins. The 2nd coin will be sold at both Wizard World in Dallas & at Los Angeles, and is being developed right now and based on EPII. The 3rd & final coin will be based on the EPIII and will be at Star Wars Celebration. And, we have something else in the works for Celebration III as well.

There has been and will be only 250 pieces of each coin made. The coins are individually card and numbered and weigh close to 1 oz and are 1 1/2 inches wide. The price of each coin at the conventions are $20, and any that are left can be ordered after the conventions for $25, which includes shipping & insurance. Overseas is questionable. If any one is interested in getting one, I have just a few left and can be ordered by contacting me at Please email me because I am the Representative of this promotion and any questions or orders will be answered or filled quicker. We accept money orders & PayPal as payment.

Contact them here for more information.



NEW Before the Helmet Image
August 13, 2004 | 8:57 AM EST | Jayson


This week’s photo is entitled “Halfway There” which shows (highlight to read) a mold of Hayden Christensen’s head, being fitted for the helmet of the Dark Lord



IG-88 Mini Bust PreOrders
August 12, 2004 | 12:46 PM EST | Mark B has just added the IG-88 Mini Bust to their site for preorder. This is the newest bust coming from Gentle Giant Studio. A must have piece for the Bounty Hunter Collector!



Koyoto Fett At Action HQ
August 12, 2004 | 8:07 AM EST | Bill

This just in from

STAR WARS Kotobukiya Boba Fett Figure!
Get this exclusive Japanese 1/7 scale vinly Boba Fett now while supplies last. This highly detailed & sculpted figures stand around 12″ tall and comes with base & blaster rifle.
Click here to order yours now!



Pre-order IG-88 Minibust
August 11, 2004 | 10:31 PM EST | Joseph

You can now pre-order the upcoming IG-88 minibust from Gentle Giant Studios for only $39.99 (regularly $44.99) at Action Figure The latest bounty hunter to be busted in GG’s spectacular line-up is due to be released next February and stands approximately 6.25 inches tall. To pre-order click here



Mos Eisley Cantina Set Out Now!!!
August 11, 2004 | 10:13 PM EST | Joseph

Special thanks to Yakreader “galacticsaber” who found the OTC Mos Eisley Cantina Scene 1 with Wuher, Kitik Keed’kak, and Dr. Evazan at K-Mart in Chula Vista, California. The retail price is $19.99 each. This looks like it will be in abundance but only time will tell. Let the hunt begin.



Jorg Sacul on Amazon
August 11, 2004 | 2:47 PM EST | Keri


If anyone would still like a Jorg Sacul figure, there are 2 or 3 in stock along with some Silver Boba Fett and 300th Boba Fett figures through Brian’s Toys. The link to the Jorg Sacul figure can be found here. As always, the figure may be found on Ebay for sale as well, this is simply presented as an alternative place to purchase this item.
Thanks to YakReader R2-Matthew for sending in this news.



The Future of Toys R Us?
August 11, 2004 | 2:38 PM EST | Keri

It seems that Toys R Us is continuing to lose sales to Wal-Mart and Target in the toy selling business and appears likely to liquidate inventory and close some stores in an effort to cut costs. While the exclusive toy items and remodeled stores brought disappointing results for the company, the Babies R Us stores have seen much growth. It is possible that the large discount chain stores will put an end to the freestanding specialty toy store in the near future. Thanks to YakReader Philip for sending in this report.

You may read a more in-depth article on USA Today here.



2005 Figures Shown
August 11, 2004 | 2:04 PM EST | Bill

Hasbro’s Republic News has updated with carded and loose photos of some of the 2005 line. It’s official they will be on OTC type cards, minus the “Original Trilogy Collection” label. Check it out here.



Unleashed Aurra Sing!!!
August 11, 2004 | 1:57 AM EST | Joseph

Those guys over at Galactic have done it again and have a pic of the latest issue of Tomart’s Action Figure Digest giving us a first look at the new upcoming Unleashed Aurra Sing! Check it out by clicking here



Kotobukiya Han Solo Kit
August 10, 2004 | 10:05 AM EST | Mark B has just added the new Kotobukiya Han Solo Model kit to their site for preorder. Item is going to be available to ship in December.



Mos Eisley Cantina Scene 1
August 10, 2004 | 12:37 AM EST | Joseph has the eagerly awaited Mos Eisley Cantina Scene 1 in stock right now. You can get there by clicking here



Galactic Heroes Wave 2 Carded Photo
August 9, 2004 | 11:28 PM EST | Bill

Ebay seller Overlord307 has come up with a photo of the upcoming Obi Wan/Jango Galactic Heros 2 pack. Click here for the pic.



Yoda’s News Turns 6 Months Old
August 9, 2004 | 11:16 PM EST | Bill

This just in: will be celebrating 6 months on the web on 8-12-04 and to say Thank You, they will be bringing you prizes starting on August 12th and will end when we run out of stuff to give away! They wont even ask you to make anything, take any pictures, or send any e-mails! A random person from the forum list will be picked each day and they will win one of the great prizes like a Convention Silver Boba Fett, Vintage Weequay, 12″ Collectors Series, Real Stands, OTC figures and so much more! It’s that easy! More Details can be found at at the Contest link! Check it out here.



Wizard World Update
August 9, 2004 | 11:14 PM EST | Bill

Federation Toys will be at Wizard World in Chicago this weekend. In addition to bringing you great Star Wars stuff, Eric Walker from the Ewoks TV shows will be at their booth to sign autographs. Be sure to stop by and check it out.



Now that’s a feature I’ve not read in a long time…
August 9, 2004 | 2:23 PM EST | Jayson

After a long pause, the Toy Reviews section has been updated with the review of that crazy, old desert hermit: Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi from the VOTC line. Stretch out with your feelings and give it a read.



Sideshow Luke at Star Wars Shop
August 9, 2004 | 9:56 AM EST | Mark B is now also taking preorders for the new 17″ Tall Sideshow Toy Luke Skywalker. also has Wave 3 of the OTC figures on preorder as well. This wave includes R2D2, Chewbacca, Darth Vader, Stormtrooper, and Boba Fett. These are scheduled to ship next month.



NEW Before the Helmet
August 8, 2004 | 9:42 PM EST | Jayson

This week’s photo is entitled “Bailing Out” which shows (highlight to read) Bail Organa making his escape in his Coruscant Speeder, away from Darth Sidious’s Enforcers 



OTC Cases In Stock
August 8, 2004 | 5:45 PM EST | Joseph

Entertainment has new OTC cases in stock…
Star Wars – The Original Trilogy Collection 3 3/4 inch Basic Action Figure Assortment Wave 8.75. Includes all-new vintage-style packaging that resembles the original line of Kenner Star Wars action figures. Contains 12 individually packaged action figures including 2x Tusken Raider (OTC #24), 2x Jawas (OTC #23), 2x Snowtrooper (OTC #25), 1x Luke Skywalker Jedi (OTC #6), 1x Han Solo (OTC #7), 1x Princess Leia (OTC #9), 1x Boba Fett (OTC #14), 1x Obi-Wan Kenobi (OTC #15), 1x TIE Fighter Pilot (OTC #21) (subject to change).



Detailed Boxed Photos Of Cantina Scene #1
August 7, 2004 | 10:07 PM EST | Bill

We’ve just updated to bring you detailed boxed images of the long awaited Cantina Scene #1, which is populated with the figures from the ill-fated second wave of Cantina bar packs.

Check them out here



New Toy Guide Sneak Peak
August 7, 2004 | 9:51 PM EST | Bill

Jayson had been hard at work on our new, and greatly improved Toy Guide. He took a break from his photographing and reporting duties so we can bring you a sneak peak of what’s coming your way. Check out our Toyguide sneak peak with the Vintage Original Trilogy Collection’s first wave of figures!

Check them out:
Vintage OTC Obi Wan
Vintage OTC Han Solo
Vintage OTC Princess Leia



Big Bad Toy Store Newsfeed
August 7, 2004 | 9:39 PM EST | Bill

This just in from the Big Bad Toy

Now in stock:
The Galactic Heroes wave 1 figures have arrived, these nifty figures are designed for the younger collector and have a much different look to them than the normal Star Wars releases. More Unleashed wave 9 Leia and Obi-Wan have arrived. More of the OTC X-Wing and TIE fighters have also arrived – each priced at $22.99

VINTAGE DEPARTMENT PRICE DROP: The vintage department has lowered prices on items from collection 1 to 100 by 30% to 40%! (These are the oldest listings on our vintage site – the collection number is the first part of the Product ID number: Product Number: “c067″p125 means “Collection 067, Piece 125” as an example) So take another look through and see if any of the items you were looking for have had their prices dropped!

MASTER REPLICA Luke FX Sabers are available for $113.99 and in stock now.

Within the next week Unleashed Wave 10 (Set of 3 – $49.99) will be in stock, pre-order yours now.



More OTC At Walmart
August 7, 2004 | 9:34 PM EST | Bill

Yak Reader Jedi Jones wrote in to report:

The Hazleton, PA Wal-Mart got in the OTC TIE Pilot, Bossk, IG-88, and
Luke Bespin today. View my purchase in the attached picture (parts of the receipt are photoshopped out and the total is 11 items because I purchased an extra Luke Bespin and the new Ninja Turtles wave as well).

There were 8 pegs filled with these as well as some of the Dagobah
wave, Luke Jedi, and regular R2-D2, about half split between the 4 new OTC figures and the other ones. I believe the following case assortment listed at the web site was what Wal-Mart received: (2) Luke Bespin, (2) IG 88, (2) Bossk, (1) Tie Fighter Pilot, (1) Dagobah Luke, (1) Dagobah Yoda, (1) Dagobah R2D2, (1) Luke Skywalker Jedi, (1) R2D2. This is the first big OTC shipment at this store since they got in a large shipment of the first 20 OTC figures several weeks ago. The store seems to have skipped over OTC #s 22, 23, 24, and 25 for now. The vintage OTC shipped to the same Wal-Mart for the first time yesterday but it looked like only 1 case and I only saw a Han and Obi-Wan.



Sideshow Collectibles Luke Skywalker
August 6, 2004 | 4:58 PM EST | Mark B

The Sideshow Collectibles Luke Skywalker 1/4 scale figure is now available for preorder. Its not going to ship until the 2nd quarter of 2005, but you may want to get your order in now for this new item. After seeing these at the San Diego Comic Con – I’ve got one on order myself! The details are pretty impressive on this guy, it will be about 17″ tall, and weighs about 15lbs. Its going to be a LONG WAIT!



THX1138 Double Sided Poster
August 6, 2004 | 10:35 AM EST | Mark B

With THX1138 being rereleased in theaters next month (and the directors edition DVD coming out, is offering the new double sided theater poster for sale. Definitely a must have for any George Lucas fan!



Big Bad Toy Store Newsfeed
August 5, 2004 | 8:53 PM EST | Bill

Here’s the latest from The Big Bad Toy Store:

Here is a quick update from The Big Bad Toy Store about some great new arrivals:

MASTER REPLICA: The .45 Scale Obi-Wan and Mace Windu Mini-Sabers have
just arrived, very nice items about the size of a large pen – for $33.99 each. They come with a display stand and very nice glossy book style package. The Luke FX and Mace FX Sabers will be arriving to us very soon – pre-orders are still available for $113.99 on these Sabers.

COMIC-CON & CONVENTION EXCLUSIVES: We’ve received the Street Fighter Evil Ryu vs Psycho Bison Exclusive, Silver Sandtrooper, 6″ Optimus Prime Statueand 6″ Ultra Magnus Statue – all are listed on the ‘Other’ Menu.



Entertainment Earth News Feed
August 5, 2004 | 8:33 PM EST | Bill

This just in from Entertainment Earth:

People can finally order the remainder of the Star Wars Original
Trilogy basic figure collection. I’ve updated our Star Wars super-section.

These are the two key new assortments:
Original Trilogy Basic Figures Wave 11 (Item# HS84715Q, $64.99)
1x Jawas 2-Pack (OTC #24), 1x Snowtrooper (OTC #25), 1x Darth Vader -The Empire Strikes Back (OTC #29), 1x Gamorrean Guard (OTC #30), 1x
Bib Fortuna (OTC #31), 1x Lando Calrissian – Skiff Guard Disguise (OTC #32), 1x Princess Leia in Slave Outfit (OTC #33), 1x Darth Vader – A New Hope (OTC #34), 1x Han Solo – AT-ST Driver Disguise (OTC #35), 1x General Madine (OTC #36), 1x General Lando Calrissian (OTC #37).

Original Trilogy Basic Figures Wave 11.5 (Item# HS84715Q5, $64.99)
1x Imperial Scanning Crew Member – Fans’ Choice #6 (OTC #38), 1x
Princess Leia – A New Hope (OTC #9), 1x Greedo (OTC #22), 1x Darth
Vader- The Empire Strikes Back (OTC #29), 1x Gamorrean Guard (OTC #30), 1x Bib Fortuna (OTC #31), 1x Lando Calrissian – Skiff Guard
Disguise (OTC #32), 1x Princess Leia in Slave Outfit (OTC #33), 1x
Darth Vader – A New Hope (OTC #34), 1x Han Solo – AT-ST Driver
Disguise (OTC #35), 1x General Madine (OTC #36), 1x General Lando
Calrissian (OTC #37).

And these are more assortments with various OTC figures:
Original Trilogy Basic Figures Assorted 1 (Item# HS84715L1, $64.99)
Original Trilogy Basic Figures Assorted 2 (Item# HS84715L2, $64.99)
Original Trilogy Basic Figures Assorted 3 (Item# HS84715L3, $64.99)



Pre-Orders for Sideshow Figures
August 5, 2004 | 10:59 AM EST | Mark B

It is my understanding that Sideshow Collectibles will start taking orders tomorrow for their new 18″ “mixed media” Luke Skywalker figure. Don’t expect these to be in the price range of Hasbro’s figures…. The Van Helsing figure currently available from Sideshow that is a 1/4 scale figure like the new Star Wars line will be is currently selling for $250. But, from the photos we saw at the San Diego Comic Con – they’ll be worth every penny!



Action-HQ Newsfeed
August 4, 2004 | 11:57 PM EST | Bill

This just in from
 -bringing the Best to you FIRST with Japanese Star
Wars Lego, Alien VS Predator, Animated Batman Kubricks 1 plus Sar
Wars Mega Sale!

– Japanese Exclusive Japanese Legos Set of 3 for $24.95!
– Alien VS Predator at $13.95 each or Set of 5 for $59.95!
– Dengeki Japan Hobby Magazine Smallest Transformers Convoy VSX
Megatron at just $22.95!
– Takara Transformer 14 Hound for only $32.95!
– Transformer Hasbro Commemorative Richochet w/Nightstick for
– Microman Devilman for only $13.95!
– Animated Batman Kubricks Series 1 at $8.95 each or Set of 8 for
– SIC 24 Masked Rider Knight & Ohjya, Gundam FIX-3001B, Petite
Blythe Sunset Surfer & lots more!

– Star Wars Vintage Han Solo & Obi Wan for $9.95 each!
– Star Wars Ultra Jabba & Bomar Monk at $9.95 each!
– Star Wars X-Wing & Tie Fighter for $19.95 each!
– Star Wars Darth Vader’s Tie Fighter at $24.95!
– Star Wars Ackhk Med-Beq, Bail Organa, Kren Blista-Vanee, Janus
Greejatus, Padme Lars Homestead, R2D2 Jabbas Sail Barge & more
for just $4.00 each!
– Japanese Star Wars Tie Interceptor & Jedi StarFighter Model for
$19.95 each!
– Set of 5 Japanese Star Wars Diorama Part 3 for $19.95!
– Energon Mega Jetfire at just $16.95!
– Energon Deluxe SnowCat & Rodimus for $9.95 each!

Get yours now at!



Laugh it up fuzzball!
August 4, 2004 | 5:23 PM EST | Jayson


Hasbro’s Star Wars page updates with new loose and carded photos of the Ultimate Wookie Action Figure, The Vintage ROTJ Chewbacca. Hasbro also boasts 15 points of articulation and a towering height of 5 inches! Perfect for ripping other action figures arms from their sockets.



Unleashed Leia at KBKids
August 4, 2004 | 10:52 AM EST | Mark B

Still looking for the elusive Unleashed Slave Leia? Head on over they are currently listing it as in stock on their website. Thanks to Brian for the report.



Vintage Original Trilogy Boba Fett Showcased on Hasbro’s Page
August 3, 2004 | 9:27 PM EST | Bill

Hasbro’s Star Wars page got yet another update this week. This time it’s the Vintage Original Trilogy Boba Fett which looks like it may even eclipse the 300th Fett. Click here for more.



Revenge of the “Shop”
August 3, 2004 | 1:58 PM EST | Jayson has updated the description for the Silver Sandtrooper, it reads:

PLEASE NOTE: PACKAGING IS NOT GUARANTEED TO BE IN MINT CONDITION. ALL SALES OF THIS ITEM ARE FINAL. Add the “Silver Saga Edition” sandtrooper to your collection before supplies run out!

So, don’t bother trying to exchange it for a better one or even returning it for that matter, so too bad for us. Thanks to all who emailed me with their experiences.

Hopefully, The Hologram Emperor Palpatine will be handled in a more “collector friendly” matter.

UPDATE: has apparently sent to customers a brief explanation as to the reason for the damage, sighting that “Hasbro sent ‘less-than-mint condition’ figures”. Although they can’t guarantee mint condition replacements, they are accepting returns or exchanges for orders placed before 8/2/04 (the date they added the disclaimer about figure condition and all sales final). On the plus side, future exclusive figures from will ship in protective StarCases in help thwart shipping damages. But, whether the inclusion of the StarCases will affect the price of the exclusive is yet to be determined. Thanks to GrandAdmiralShawn for the update.



Master Replicas Collectors Society Exclusive
August 3, 2004 | 1:21 PM EST | Mark B

Master Replicas has just posted a new item on their website that is a Collectors Society Exclusive. How about a Gold Plated version of the mini “A New Hope” version of the Obi Wan Kenobi lightsaber? This is one REALLY cool looking mini lightsaber. If you’re a collectors society member, hurry over to get one ordered today. Its my understanding that this is going to be a VERY limited edition (in fact, it was posted this morning and is already about 1/3 sold out.)

In other Master Replicas news – if you were waiting on ordering one of the AT-AT replicas – DON’T WAIT any longer, its now on LAST CALL, meaning less than 10% of the run is left – so there are less than 100 of these left. I have a feeling these are going to skyrocket in the secondary market. You’re probably going to see the Stormtrooper blaster going on last call soon as well. It is nearing the end of its run too…



Vintage Figure Spotlight!!!
August 2, 2004 | 11:39 PM EST | Joseph updated their news featuring a Vintage Figure Spotlight: Stormtrooper from Return of the Jedi. Considered the best 3 ¾” Stormtrooper ever, the new Stormtrooper was created from scratch with incredible attention to achieving the right head proportions. With 13 total points of articulation, this stormtrooper has ball-sockets at the neck, shoulders, and waist. He has insert-molded elbow joints, knees, and ankles, in addition to standard articulation at the wrist and hips. The Stormtrooper comes with a standard issue blaster that fits in a holster.
You can view the photos by clicking



Silver Sandtroopers Available To All
August 2, 2004 | 11:00 PM EST | Bill

The Official Site’s Star Wars Shop is appearently now allowing anyone to purchase the Silver Sandtroopers. Thanks to Yak Readers Mike and Troxey for the report.



Silver Sandtrooper Update
August 2, 2004 | 8:01 PM EST | Jayson

I received a couple Sandtroopers in the mail via FedEx today and while the condition of the shipping box was excellent the actual figures cards were hit and miss. One of the them is in good condition C8 or 9, the other is C4/C5 (dented bubble & heavy crease) and there wasn’t even bubble wrap in the box! I’ve heard from a few people that this has happened to them as well.

As a bonus though, a promotional Heritage Yoda trading card was included and a Zam Wesell Disney Exclusive pin, a nice gesture, but I would rather have care be taken in shipping out good product.



Clone Wars Animated Figures Available Online!
August 2, 2004 | 4:14 PM EST | Mark B

If you missed out on the Target Exclusive Clone Wars Animated Action Figures (I never did see Wave 2 in the store!), go on over to They are now selling a case of 12 figures that includes all 8 of the Clone Wars Figures. (You’ll get an extra Anakin, Asajj, Dooku, and Yoda) calls it their first “aftermarket exclusive”.

Also, the Silver Sandtrooper figure is now available to everyone, not just Hyperspace members (several people have reported being able to order without a hyperspace membership, but it is official now).



C-3PO & Vader Cases w/Bonus Figures
August 2, 2004 | 9:30 AM EST | Jayson

Hasbro’s Star Wars page updates today featuring the new/old C-3PO and VaderVintage Figure cases. The C-3PO Case includes Chewbacca and Hasbro’s favorite figure…you guessed it Han Solo! The Vader case includes Boba Fett and Stormtrooper. Packed in OTC packaging, each case holds over 30 figures and includes character name labels to customize each compartment. Later releases of these 2 cases will include different bonus figures.



Episode III Promo Pics!!!
August 2, 2004 | 1:25 AM EST | Joseph

Over at TheForce.Net spoiler forums are promo pics of Episode III. Spoilers apply here. To see them click here thanks to Foxbatkllr.



VOTC Luke Hitting Shelves
August 1, 2004 | 12:08 AM EST | Bill

Yak Reader Jake sent in this report:

“Just letting your reader know that the new VOTC Yoda, Luke, and Vader are hitting Toys R Us in WI. The OTC Falconss are sitting everywhere now and the 12″ VOTC figures are cluttering the shelves at TRU and Target. May the Force Be with You and not with the Scalpers”

Send us your store reports here.

July 2004 Archive

New Bantha Tracks On-Line
July 31, 2004 | 3:11 PM EST | Bill

Remember that Bantha Tracks is now appearing on-line, well the The Official Site‘s Hyperspace section has added the latest on-line version, including a very tongue in cheek review of Stormtrooper armor. Click here for more.



VOTC Wave 3!!!
July 31, 2004 | 12:38 PM EST | Joseph

The good folks over at has hi-res scans of the third and final wave of the Vintage Original Trilogy. You can see them by clicking here



Star Wars Original Trilogy DVD!!
July 30, 2004 | 1:13 AM EST | Joseph has posted a website with secret information about the upcoming Star Wars Trilogy DVD. You can get there by clicking here



Entertainment Earth Newsfeed
July 29, 2004 | 8:18 AM EST | Bill

This just in from Entertainment Earth:

Just announced and ready for pre-order is the all-new Darth Vader Voice Changer! Darth Vader Voice Changer (Item# HS85260, $34.99)

Become the most legendary character of the entire Star Wars saga with
Hasbro’s new electronic DARTH VADER VOICE CHANGER.

Since the world was first introduced to the evil Darth Vader more than 25 years ago, people everywhere have mimicked his legendary voice and his infamous breathing sounds.

The DARTH VADER VOICE CHANGER features the realistic helmet, mask and
chest plate that made the very image of Darth Vader an icon. Just put on the gear, and the change will be complete when you hear your own voice converted to sound like that of the evil Lord Vader! Two
additional modes are included: the first plays the ominous breathing
sound, and the final mode plays five of his most popular phrases from
the Star Wars movies, including “The Force is with you,” “You don’t
know the power of the dark side,” “Don’t make me destroy you,” “Your
powers are weak,” and “There is no escape.” Your voice can be adjusted through three different pitch levels. The helmet is adjustable to fit all head sizes, from age 5 to adult.


SW Galactic Heroes 2-Pack Wave 1 Set (Item# HS85208AA, $29.99)Star Wars Galactic Heroes 2-Pack Wave 1 Set includes 4 individually packaged figure 2-packs loosely based on the A New Hope theme: 1x Luke Skywalker & R2-D2, 1x Princess Leia & Han Solo, 1x Darth Vader & Obi-Wan Kenobi, 1x Chewbacca & C-3PO (Subject to change).

SW Galactic Heroes 2-Pack Wave 1.5 Set (Item# HS85208AA2, $22.99) Star Wars Galactic Heroes 2-Pack Wave 1.5 Set includes 3 individually packaged figure 2-packs loosely based on the A New Hope theme: 1x Luke Skywalker & R2-D2, 1x Princess Leia & Han Solo and 1x Darth Vader & Obi-Wan Kenobi (Subject to change).



Star Tours Wave 4 Carded
July 28, 2004 | 10:05 PM EST | Bill

We’ve just updated to bring you carded images of the upcoming fourth wave of Star Tours figures. As with the previous waves, these will be an exclusive at Disney Paks. Click here for the photos.



Yoda Attakus!!!
July 28, 2004 | 9:55 PM EST | Joseph has pics of the new upcoming Yoda statue by Attakus. You can get there by clicking here



Color Clone Wars Yoda Sketch Card – Update
July 28, 2004 | 9:44 PM EST | Keri

Thanks to the many YakReaders who wrote in regarding the full color artist sketch card that was featured in the Bounty Hunting article today.

Allow me to clarify some points regarding this card. First of all, this card was not pulled in full color from any of the boxes of trading cards. I also did consider the fact that the card could be a “fraud”, but the auction does state that the seller has a Certificate of Authenticity from the artist.

YakReader Keith reported in with a great explanation regarding the color cards, so as to avoid any further confusion:

“All of the artists were allowed to keep extra blank sketch cards and they were allowed to do with them whatever they liked. So far, 11 of these “unofficial” cards have shown up. I have images of all of them on my site.”

You may view the images of the other color trading cards on Keith’s website.Keith has a very comprehensive list of Clone Wars trading card variations on his site, along with great information for anyone who is collecting these trading cards.



New Darth Vader Voice Changer
July 28, 2004 | 6:39 PM EST | Mark B

Looks like Hasbro is releasing a new Darth Vader Voice Changer later in the year. just listed it on their website with a delivery date of November. Sounds like it will arrive just in time to scare the heck out of that brat nephew on Thanksgiving day! (a use that is well worth the $34.99 cost!). It looks like you get a mask, chestplate, and voice changer for that price (too bad they can’t get the thing out in time for Halloween!). Head on over and check it out.



That’s No Moon
July 28, 2004 | 3:42 PM EST | Mark B

Well, here we have a perfect example of art imitating life. Check out the photo on THIS PAGE of NASA’s website. It’s a great photo from the Cassini Space Probe of Saturn’s moon Mimas – which looks suspiciously like a certain space station…..

(Thanks to Steve for pointing it out to us!)



Bounty Hunting Today: Full Color Yoda Clone Wars Sketch Card
July 28, 2004 | 3:04 PM EST | Keri

If you are enjoying the new trading card sets recently released by Topps as much as I am, then I am sure some of your favorite cards may be the artist sketch cards. Each sketch card is slightly different and unique, individually drawn by the artist to make for a very interesting collectible card as well as piece of art.

Today’s auction is something I personally have not seen and did not even know existed. Instead of the normal sketch cards which are accomplished in black and white, pen and ink, this card is in full color. The artist not only drew the image of Yoda from the Clone Wars cartoon series, but went a step further by coloring in the Jedi Master, really bringing him to life.

While the auction is not in the affordable price range for most collectors, it is defintely something worth looking at and admiring. Click on through below to enjoy this wonderful miniature work of art! Thanks to YakReader “Alan” for bringing this great auction to our attention.

Full Color Yoda Topps Clone Wars Sketch Card



VOTC Wave 2 Now At Action HQ
July 27, 2004 | 10:22 PM EST | Bill now has the second wave of VOTC in stock — this wave includes Luke Skywalker (the 4th figure for A New Hope), and Darth Vader and Yoda (the first 2 from the Empire Strikes Back). Click here to order.



Master Replicas at
July 26, 2004 | 5:27 PM EST | Keri


Yes, you read the title correctly, does indeed have Master Replicas items at a slightly discounted price point. They have many MR items to choose from such as the Star Wars line inlcuding Jango Blasters and Lightsabers, as well as a LOTR sword, Aliens Motion Tracker and Predator Helmet. Although the Aliens and Predator items show as sold out, they have yet to be released, so keep checking back on the Walmart website. When the items are in stock they will show up later to place in your cart for checkout. Follow the link here for the MR Star Wars props as well as other toys they have in stock on the website.

Big thanks to YakReader Jason for pointing this out to help fellow collectors on a budget.



Silver Sandtrooper at StarWarsShop
July 26, 2004 | 3:34 PM EST | Mark B now has the Silver Sandtrooper action figure available. This is the figure that debuted at Comic-Con and is now available to all hyperspace subscribers. Limit of 3 per person. Get ’em quick while they show IN STOCK!!!



Animated Fett Gets Bricked
July 26, 2004 | 8:49 AM EST | Bill

Yak Reader Boba JP wrote in with this update on the Droids version Kubrick Boba Fett. Check out the new photo here. According to our information the Droid Fett will be sold at the “WONDER FESTIVAL 2004 SUMMER” with 500 sold in the event. There will also be 1504 sold over the web Aug 29-30.



The Cantina Update
July 26, 2004 | 8:24 AM EST | Bill

We’ve gotten lots of mail with questions about Joseph’s story on the Cantina Restaurant/Toy Shop in Japan. By the way in the cafe part of the Cantina the menu’s drinks and dishes are named after several Star Wars characters.

Here’s some of the questions and answers we received:

Q: I heard Mara Jada’s Autograph is by one of the bathroom doors is it really there?

A:Mara Jade was at the last location. The owner tried to take down the wall and bring it with him to the new location but it wasn’t possible. When EP1 opened the actors that played Chewbacca, Darth Vader, C-3PO, R2-D2, and Wicket were at the Cantina to sign their name. However, the Cantina has since moved from that location to their present location. Last year, the actors that were at the new location were Aayla Secura, Taun We, Zam Wessel, and young Boba Fett.

Q:Do you know the address (or web page address) of this store? I may be heading to Japan next year.

A: Here you go

Q: I was looking over your pics of the Cantina place you were at in Japan and saw some interesting pics….what is up with that Fett figure in the blue package? It looks real but the fact that nobody had reported on it before made me think it might be bootleg.

You got any more info you can give me on this? price? availability? did they have a lot at that place?

A:actually that is a custom made Boba Fett ordered by the owner of the Cantina. The figure is a regular Boba Fett but the owner had the card custom made.

Click here for the full story.



VOTC Display
July 25, 2004 | 9:41 PM EST | Keri

YakReader Mike was kind enough to send in a picture of his, in my opinion interesting way of displaying the VOTC figures. It not only makes an eyecatching display, but neatly ties in the 1978 vintage Kenner line with today’s version of the vintage Hasbro line. Mike has bought 2 of each VOTC figure and has placed his original 1978 Kenner figures from his childhood in the new clamshell packages, side by side with the new VOTC figures. Enjoy!



Hasbro Ep III Revenge Of The Sith Package
July 25, 2004 | 6:58 PM EST | Mark

Over at, they have a first look at the new Ep3 Hasbro Packaging…

Click the image to see it full size…



Gentle Giant Chewbacca at Star Wars Shop
July 25, 2004 | 3:45 PM EST | Mark B is now taking preorders for the first in Gentle Giant’s new 12″ scale statue line. The first is going to feature Chewbacca (at about 14″) with C3PO from The Empire Strikes Back on his back. This is going to be one beautiful statue, make sure to get yours ordered today before they sell out!



Boba Fett 12inch Vintage OTC
July 24, 2004 | 11:50 PM EST | Joseph has the new 12″ Vintage OTC Figures featuring: Boba Fett, Stormtrooper, and Luke Skywalker for sale. You can get there by clicking here



First Official Episode III Merchandise!
July 24, 2004 | 6:14 PM EST | Mark B now has the new “Revenge of the Sith” T-shirt available for order! Be the first on your block with this cool Retro Style T-Shirt with the newly announced Episode III title!



Episode III Title Announced!
July 24, 2004 | 6:12 PM EST | Mark B

Star today has officially announced the title of Star Wars Episode III


‘nuf said



Jedi Council Exclusive #2
July 24, 2004 | 8:39 AM EST | Mark

Now in stock is the 3.75 Jedi Council Scene II over at

Also in stock now is the Galactic Heroes 2-Pack Figures: Han Solo and Leia
Galactic Heroes 2-Pack Figures: Darth and Obi-Wan
Galactic Heroes 2-Pack Figures: Luke and R2D2



SDCC ’04 Continued
July 24, 2004 | 8:32 AM EST | Mark

If you haven’t had an opportunity to visit the gallery from the SDCC 04. Click on over and take a look…

Also new pics added include:
Gentle Giant C3PO
Gentle Giant Chewbacca
Gentle Giant Stormtrooper
IG-88 Unleashed
Plus some Wizards of the Coasts Images…

And in other news, Michael reports the following:
2005 planned pre-movie basic figures
Wave 1 – Coruscant wave, with Pablo Jill (Jedi), Yarua (wookie), Sly
Moore (Senator)
Wave 2 – Naboo wave, Rabe (hand maiden), Padme
Wave 3 – Cantina wave, Feltipen Trevagg, Myo, Dannik Jerriko
wave 4 (due in February) is based on episode 3

Lots if clonetroopers for army building next year
More Clone Wars figures, including Grevious, Anakin (from Chapter 19) and Arc Trooper.

More Galactic Heroes – Lando in Skiff disguise, Skiff Guard; Gammorean Guard and Luke, Tusken Raider and ???
Also a new electronic X-Wing

They showed an x-wing pilot Luke for the Jedi Force Playskool line.



The Future Looks Good!
July 23, 2004 | 10:33 PM EST | Bill

the Official Site has updated with detailed news from Hasbro’s Q & A at Comicon. The report confirms the following for 2005:
The basic figure line will see 3 more waves– the new figures in these waves will be Sly Moore, Wookiee Senator Yarua, Pablo Jill, Padmé Amidala in ceremony dress, handmaiden Rabe, and Mos Eisley cantina aliens Feltipern Trevagg , Myo and Dannik Jerriko. Although no figures were named (you’ve read the rumors) an Episode III sneak preview wave was confirmed, as well as more Galactic Heros, and a third wave of Clone Wars Animated figures– Anakin, Grevious, and an ARC trooper! Read the full report here.



Big BadToys Newsfeed
July 23, 2004 | 10:19 PM EST | Bill

This just in from The Big Bad Toy

MASTER REPLICA – We have received the Jango Fett LE Blaster Set and the Emperor Palpitine Cane and Clasp set. Both are very limited editions – the Jango Blaster set is available for $429.99 and the Emperor’s cane is $189.99. Many other Master Replica items are available for pre-order and we’ll continue to add more already released items to our selection.



Can you believe this?
July 23, 2004 | 8:24 PM EST | Ben

This is simply unacceptable. A reader took this picture at a Michigan K-Mart. It appears that someone bought Leia, took her home, and replaced her with the “Monkey-Faced” Leia (circa 1995.)

Thanks Amy for this look at the Dark Side of the hobby.



Final Words Regarding Sam Goody and VOTC
July 23, 2004 | 3:09 PM EST | Keri

First of all, I would like to thank all the YakReaders who wrote in as well as sent in their scans of receipts from Sam Goody stores where they were able to purchase the VOTC line of Star Wars figures.

YakReader Mike who made the initial report sent in the scan of his receipt as proof:

YakReader Tony also sends in this scan of his receipt from Wilmington, NC:

This final report comes from YakReader John:

“I too can say that in my location (Oklahoma City, OK) that our local Sam Goody and Suncoast DO carry action figures! Not only that, but Star Wars. I went in just yesterday and saw the OTC Leia, Lobot, C-3PO repack, etc. As well as VOTC Han, Ben, and Leia at both locations. Sam Goody still has tons of McFarlane figures, as well as Final Fantasy and Kingdom Heart toys that’ve been there forever.

When I was in Florida earlier in the summer, the local Sam Goody didn’t have a toy section at all, rather, they had a very small area where they had some “collectibles” that was laughable. So yes, I think it does vary from location to location.”

Whether or not the Sam Goody store in your area has action figures at all indeed does vary from store to store, state to state. Just as stores in the MN region have them, it would appear that none of the locations in South Florida carry action figures of any kind. Please be kind and patient when calling and asking for these figures keeping in mind that not every single store may have them. Please be rest assured that whenever store reports are made, regardless of the store, it is my sincerest attempt to only post information that is as accurate as possible. Case closed.



SDCC ’04 Is Here!!
July 23, 2004 | 6:34 AM EST | Mark

Thanks to the roving reporter Mike Crawford for heading over to the SDCC. We have images Right Here for you to look at…

More to come soon, so stay tuned..

Master Replicas Photos added today:
Master Replicas Photos



News From South Florida
July 23, 2004 | 1:09 AM EST | Jair

Hi guys. I just got back from New York and Miami and here’s what I found there. In New York, the big Toys r’ Us had nothing to get excited about. In Miami, Targets have on Clearance all Cartoon Series Action Figures (under 5 bucks each). K-mart has the first wave of the OTC and Wal-mart has some of the second wave out. Toys r’ Us in Miami have plenty of X-Wings and Vader’s Ties to go around. Good luck!!!



SDCC ’04 Is Here!!
July 22, 2004 | 5:08 PM EST | Mark

Thanks to the roving reporter Mike Crawford for heading over to the SDCC. We have images Right Here for you to look at…

More to come soon, so stay tuned..



This Isn’t Like Any Cantina You’ve Seen Before
July 22, 2004 | 1:03 AM EST | Bill

Yak Reporter Joseph recently found himself in Japan. While he was there he found a very interesting shop/restaurant dedicated to our favorite subject. Check out all the photos here.



NEW Before the Helmet
July 21, 2004 | 10:57 PM EST | Jayson

This week’s photo is entitled “Discussing Grave Uncertainties” which shows (highlight to read) a grim Yoda and a battle-worn Obi-Wan, discussing the fate of the Republic and the fall of a friend 



Store Reporting Today
July 21, 2004 | 3:30 PM EST | Keri

Today’s store reports include yet more VOTC sightings which consist of finding the somewhat elusive Luke.

YakReader Yodatmaster reports in with Luke findings as well as good advice to all collectors:

“i stopped at my local meijers this morning on the my way to work in auburn hills, mi and found more votc figures. looks like the asst. that meijers is getting is still containing lukes and from what i can tell, there are only 2 lukes in the asst. case. i picked up the 2 lukes to help 2 of my other friends who need them. i urge anybody to pick up extra lukes to help others.”

I also have this correction regarding K-Marts that still are open in the state of Texas from YakReader Stephanie:

“There are still a few KMarts left in Texas, including here in Lubbock. But they haven’t had any new Star Wars figures since last year.”

This is an exciting time with all the new and repacked OTC and VOTC items arriving this summer. Keep those store reports coming!



Thank The Maker
July 21, 2004 | 11:34 AM EST | Jayson


Hasbro’s Star Wars page updates with new loose and carded photos of the Vintage Goldenrod aka… C-3PO, which like all the other Vintage Figures, appears to be the best 3PO yet!



Episode III Packaging images
July 21, 2004 | 9:15 AM EST | Ben has pictures of the new Episode III packaging. It features a stylized Vader helmet with an angry grimace over a lake of fire. I’d say it’s the strangest artistic choice in packaging design to date.



2 Sets of Galactic Heros In Stock
July 21, 2004 | 7:33 AM EST | Mark

The Galactic Heros are in stock….
Galactic Heroes 2-Pack Figures: Darth and Obi-Wan
Galactic Heroes 2-Pack Figures: Luke and R2D2

Also at the…
Vintage Series: Talking Yoda
3.75″ Jedi Council Scene I
Original Trilogy 3.75″ Vehicle: Tie Fighter
Original Trilogy 3.75″ Vehicle: X-Wing Starfighter
VOTC 3.75″ Figure: Han Solo
VOTC 3.75″ Figure: Obi-Wan Kenobi
VOTC 3.75″ Figure: Princess Leia
are in stock….



Original Trilogy Milennium Falcon Pics
July 20, 2004 | 10:27 PM EST | Bill

We’ve updated to bring you photos of the new OT Milennium Falcon, with some significant upgrades over the POTF2 version. Click here to check it out.



Cantina Scene Wave 2, VOTC R2, and MORE Revealed
July 20, 2004 | 9:42 PM EST | Bill

The The Official Site has updated with a sneak peek at Comicon’s Star Wars offerings for Hyperspace members. There’s a number of intersting things to see from artwork to comic pages, including the second of K-marts exclusive Cantina Screen Scenes which includes a nice bow to a certain blue vintage figure.Check it out here.



AT-AT Replica Now Available Direct!
July 20, 2004 | 11:03 AM EST | Mark B


Master Replicas is now taking orders for the new AT-AT replica! You can place orders now for this incredible piece (which is already sold through 1/3 of the 1000 piece edition!) which is shipping in October. Don’t delay and miss out on this incredible replica!!



VOTC Store Reports and Sightings!
July 19, 2004 | 10:04 PM EST | Keri

Among the many store reports that keep coming in, I have some interesting news and a store report of my own. Today, at my local Wal-Mart here in Texas I was lucky enough to see the new VOTC figures which included Han, Leia, and Obi-Wan and No sign of Luke like everyone else. I decided to pick up only the Obi-Wan since he is one of my favorites and looked very well sculpted.

In other store report news, I headed over to my Toys R Us to find they had the OTC Vader TIE and a Jedi Council scene with Ki-Adi-Mundi. They also had the older 12″ Saga figures on clearance for $9.98 which included the Imperial Officer and Dengar (lots of each). I went up front to ask about the VOTC 12″ and the manager informed me that they are at the warehouses, but they will not be put out on shelves until August 25th, just as the Amazon site also says they will be available. I thought this was pretty interesting since there are no longer any K-Marts in Texas and none of the Targets in my area have 12″ Dolls.

In other reports YakReader Spencer writes in with this:

“I’m writing to let you know that I also found a blue jumpsuited VOTC 12″ Boba Fett at a Kmart in Poughkeespie, NY. I was also a bit surprised to see him dressed that way, especially since the back of that package shows the grey jumpsuit.”

YakReader Chris also reports:

“I found the same assortment of 12″ OTC figures at my local K-Mart in Tenn. 3 Fetts, 3 Lukes. And all 3 Fetts had the blue jumpsuit.”

I personally am still baffled as to why the 12″ Fett dolls offered for auction on Ebay have grey jumpsuits and the ones here have blue jumpsuits! Hopefully sometime soon I will be able to find one around here.



Jango Fett Attakus at Star Wars Shop
July 19, 2004 | 5:03 PM EST | Mark B


Hey, if you’re like me and LOVE high end Star Wars Collectibles (Hey, I said I love ’em, not that I can afford all of them), this new Jango Fett statue from Attakus is set to ship in July (that would be this month folks!). You can preorder it over at If the secondary market on some of the sold out Attakus statues is any indication of the future value of this statue, you may want to make an investment in it today!



Did You Miss Out on Free Comic Book Day?
July 19, 2004 | 4:56 PM EST | Mark B


The annual “Free Comic Book Day” was held this year over 4th of July weekend. Since it was a holiday weekend, many people missed out on getting the special “Clone Wars” comic book that was given out during that day. Well, don’t miss out on this very cool story featuring two female Jedi and a guest appearance by the villian of Episode III!

I was able to get ahold of 100 copies of this issue and would like to share them with Yakface readers. Unfortunately, there is some cost involved with obtaining these, mailing, etc. So, what I am asking is you send me $5.00 by Paypal (send to for 1 Copy, or $6 for 2 copies. To give everyone a chance at these, I am going to limit each person to a maximum of 2 copies. And, due to shipping costs, I am going to have to limit this offer to USA residents only.

Until you see an update here saying otherwise, I DO have some of these left!



Big Bad Toy Store Newsfeed
July 19, 2004 | 3:27 PM EST | Bill

This just in from the Big Bad Toy Store:

Hi – Just a quick message from This just in from the Big Bad Toy Store to let you know we are having a 10% Off Sale.

All orders for ‘in-stock’ items placed between now and Wednesday 7/21 at 10:00 AM Central Time will be discounted 10%! (Pre-Order items are not included in this sale.)

Please be sure to read the sales info page – located here:
This just in from the Big Bad Toy Store.

This sale includes every ‘in-stock’ item we have as well as every item on the vintage menu, so be sure to take a look around our site.

BBTS AT OTFCC SHOW- We will be packing up several trucks and trailers full of transformers and a variety of high-end imported Japanese toys to bring to the OTFCC show (Official TransFormers Collector’s Convention) OTFCC 2004 will be held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Chicago, IL this July 31 & August 1. If you are in the Chicago area or feel like taking a road-trip its definitely a great show with many discussion panels, guests, displays and of course the impressive dealer room filled with an immense amount of items. We’ll be setting up about a 70 foot long display of tables and 70 feet of shelving behind us, so be sure to stop by! OTFCC welcomes ‘walk-in’ guests and prices are only $20 per day or $30 per weekend per person. For those of you who can’t make the show, we are pre-selling the OTFCC 2004 exclusives (Megazarak & Sentinel Maximux) on our pre-order menu. For full info and directions to the show go to



Something from my collection…
July 19, 2004 | 9:05 AM EST | Jayson

With all the talk about the Original Trilogy coming out on DVD in September, it has reminded of the advertising campaign in 1995 when the Pre-Special Edition movies came out on something they called VHS. : ) . A guy I used to know here in the Twin Citites worked for a billboard signage company, and one day for my birthday he brought me a special gift: STAR WARS BILLBOARDS! As many of you probably remember, the VHS boxes had a head shot of either Vader, Yoda and Stormtrooper and these billboard too came in three versions. The YODA VERSION says “Experience The Force In THX®” and the VADER VERSION says “The Original One Last Time”. Each billboard in made up of eight 4′ x 6′ panel, so it measures 24′ x 8′. Needless to say these aren’t you average memorabillia and I have never seen them anywhere else, making them a very special part of my collection. I only wish I had the Stormtrooper one.

The construction cone in this photo is 2.5′ tall to give a sense of scale. Click the photo below for a larger view.

PS. I am missing a section to complete the Vader billboard, so if anyone has an extra laying around, shoot me an email : ) and I wonder if Steve Sansweet has these.



They’re New, Fresh, And Campy
July 19, 2004 | 8:44 AM EST | Bill

That’s right, the next wave of the Galactic Heroes have just appeared on E-bay. This time the line revisits Attack Of The Clones. Click here for all the photos.



Original Trilogy Greedo Carded
July 19, 2004 | 8:39 AM EST | Bill

The ill-mannered, unlucky bounty hunter is back. This time we see a refreshed Greedo on Original Trilogy packaging which has just surfaced on Ebay. Click here for all the photos.



VOTC Luke, DVD Special Editions And More At Action-HQ
July 19, 2004 | 8:20 AM EST | Bill

This just in from -bringing the Best to you FIRST with Walmart 3-Pack,
Vintage Luke, Galactic Heroes & more!

Available Now:
-A New Hope, Empire Strikes Back & Return of the Jedi Walmart
Exclusive 3-Pack! $26.95 each!
-Trilogy Vintage Luke Skywalker at $15.95!
-Trilogy Jawas, Tusken Raider & Snowtrooper for $13.95 each!
-Galactic Heroes 2-Pack Wave 1! $14.95 each or Set of 4 for $44.95!
-Jedi Council Scene Pack 1 and 2! $26.95 each!

PreOrder for this Month:
-Star Wars Legos Japanese Exclusive!
Click Here to get yours NOW at!



Early Bird gets the OTC/Vintage
July 18, 2004 | 12:58 PM EST | Jayson

On my morning travels today, I came across a few OTC/Vintage items. From Big Kmart I found 12″ Boba Fett (dark Blue/no diagonal sticker) and Vintage Han Solo. They also had 3 of the Galactic Heroes Wave 1, but I passed on these for now. And at TRU they had a Vintage Obi-Wan and the Jedi Council Screen Scene 1.



Gentle Giant C-3PO Mini Bust Update
July 17, 2004 | 10:38 PM EST | Keri


With all of the great products on the horizon from Gentle Giant, one that I am really looking forward to is our favorite fussy protocol droid C-3PO. If you are wondering how exactly they made old GoldenRod so gold, its because each and every bust will be plated in 18K Gold. C-3PO will be available in December, just in time for the holidays.



Clone Wars Cartoon Series Gets Emmy Nod
July 17, 2004 | 10:27 PM EST | Keri

According to the Official Site the Clone Wars animated micro-series was nominated for an Emmy Award in the catagory of Outstanding Animated Program (for Programming One Hour or More). You may read more about the details here.

Five new expanded chapters begin on March 21, with each new chapter being 12 minutes long, instead of the previous length of 3 minutes for each episode. The series is definitely a very bright spot in the continuing Star Wars saga, being not only entertaining, but serving also as a bridge from Episode II to the long-awaited Episode III.



The 12″ OTC Fett Variations Keep on Coming
July 17, 2004 | 2:55 PM EST | Keri

Our very own John from Q&A points out yet another variation in the new 12″ OTC Fett below.

For those of you keeping score at home, we can add a new variant to go with the Blue and Gray versions of the 12″ OTC Fett. There is now a packaging variant for the 12″ Fett with Blue Jumpsuit. As you will see in the photo below, the Fett on the left has a diagonal Star Wars sticker in the top left corner.

My suspicion is that the sticker version was the first version. The date stamp on the sticker version is earlier (41321) than the non-sticker (41411) and the gray Fetts – which started hitting later than the blue – do not have the sticker.

For the variant hunters out there, this variant has been hitting at K Mart stores along with the non-sticker variant.



Run… Don’t Walk To Your Mailboxes
July 16, 2004 | 6:32 PM EST | Jayson

Today I received my #77 Insider today. I won’t spoil them all for you here, but it has some great Episode III photos including complete shot of the new Jedi Starfighter. Also Anakin standing in a very familiar hallway!



Other Companies Could Learn From This….
July 16, 2004 | 12:30 PM EST | Mark B

Sideshow Toy is going to have actually 4 exclusives at the UpComing San Diego Comic Con. Unlike most companies that have Con Exclusives, Sideshow is doing something to make sure you can get the exclusive – yeah, you can preorder your exclusive online! Now, this year they don’t have a Star Wars Exclusive, but they have some pretty cool ones to check out, including Smeagol from the Lord of the Rings (and if you’re going to Comic Con, you’re probably going by the Sideshow Booth to check out their new Star Wars line – so pick up one of these cool exclusives while you’re there).

Now if Hasbro, Master Replicas, and Gentle Giant could just learn from Sideshow’s idea!



Master Replicas AT-AT
July 16, 2004 | 10:13 AM EST | Mark B is now taking preorders for the very limited (only 1000 pieces) AT-AT replica that is coming from Master Replicas. This 20″ long by 19″ tall replica will be Master Replicas largest item yet. And given that this is the first time that there has been an authorized replica like this of the Imperial AT-AT, you can bet that these are going to sell out VERY quickly. to order!



NEW Before the Helmet
July 16, 2004 | 8:17 AM EST | Jayson

This week’s photo is entitled “Window to the Future” which shows (highlight to read) the cockpit window of the new, but battle-worn, Jedi Starfighter which closely resembles the cockpit window of the TIE Fighter. 



Original Trilogy 12″ Photos
July 15, 2004 | 11:23 PM EST | Bill

We’ve just updated to bring you lots of photos of the 3 figures in the Original Trilogy 12″ line (Boba Fett, Luke Skywalker, and the Stormtrooper). Check them out here.



Vintage Yoda Now In Stock
July 15, 2004 | 10:17 PM EST | Mark

Over at TRU the Vintage Series: Talking Yoda is now in stock. Head on over if you would like to pick one up.



Entertainment Earth Newsfeed
July 15, 2004 | 10:07 PM EST | Bill

This just in from Entertainment Earth:

WIN an Episode III T-shirt during Comic-Con! ONLY at Entertainment
Earth – Booth #2045! These officially licensed T-shirts are not for
sale anywhere, but you can win one by stopping by our booth for our
Trivia Challenges on Friday, Saturday and Sunday!

Visit this link for more Comic-Con information.

Original Trilogy Vintage Figures Wave 3 (Item# HS85213C, $89.99) Case of 8 individually packaged figures includes 2x Boba Fett – Return of the Jedi (NEW), 1x R2-D2 (NEW), 1x Chewbacca (NEW), 2x Stormtrooper (NEW), 1x Lando Calrissian – Empire Strikes Back, 1x Darth Vader – Empire Strikes Back (subject to change).


Star Wars Unleashed Asst. 11 (Item# HS85002F, $110.99) 2x Count Dooku, 2x Mace Windu and 2x Darth Vader (subject to change).

Star Wars Unleashed Asst. 11 Set (Item# HS85002FF, $56.99)1x Count Dooku, 1x Mace Windu and 1x Darth Vader (subject to change).



New Silver Sith Lord
July 15, 2004 | 9:56 PM EST | Bill

It looks like the focus on Darth Vader related to Episode III will be starting this year. Although only a handfull of figures have received Hasbro’s silver treatment, it looks like the Dark Lord of the Sith himself is getting another dose of the shiny finish. These pics have just surfaced on Ebay from seller Overlord 307. Click here for more.



12″ OTC Boba Fett Found with Blue Jumpsuit!?
July 15, 2004 | 6:57 PM EST | Keri

YakReader John reports in with his find of the brand new 12″ OTC Boba Fett:

“I found the new Boba Fett, and Luke. There were 3 of each no Trooper. Found at K-Mart in Colorado Springs. The color is that weird blue, and the knee guards are yellow. I didnt get the Luke but he looks like the original one.”

Interesting that once again the blue jumpsuit resurfaces, when auctions from sellers in Asia featured Fett with the more sedate grey jumpsuit. Is this blue jumpsuit the final production, or a variation? Time will tell as these 12″ OTC start hitting stores everywhere.



Pre-Order Star Wars Battlefront from EB Games
July 15, 2004 | 2:55 PM EST | Keri


If you are looking forward to this game as much as I am, and also want to be sure to get the exclusive carded Biker Scout figure with it you can now pre-order the game and figure as a bundle at EB Games online here.

The game is due out on September 21st for the X-Box, Playstation 2 and the PC. It will be enabled for online play and looks to be just about everything most fans have wanted in a Star Wars game for a long time!



New KOTOR II Character Revealed!
July 15, 2004 | 12:29 AM EST | Keri


On the official Lucasarts KOTOR II: The Sith Lords website, they have a very nice screenshot and description of the newest EU Sith Lord: Darth Sion. Physically held together only by his hatred and Dark Side energy, Darth Sion has had every bone in his body shattered and rebuilt only to reek havoc on any unsuspecting Jedi Knight. You may read more about Sion and the game itselfhere.

With a tentative release date of Winter, presumably near Christmas time, this sequel looks to be a very worthy successor to the smash hit original KOTOR.



Fan Club Exclusive OT Figure Officially Announced
July 14, 2004 | 9:26 PM EST | Bill

The Official Site has updated with an article announcing the “new” Fan Club Store’s first exclusive figure– a holographic Emperor Palpatine on an Original Trilogy card. It will be available this fall. Check out all the information here.



Cool New (Old) Tsuneo Sanda Prints
July 14, 2004 | 2:41 PM EST | Mark B has some new versions of some of the best Tsuneo Sanda Star Wars Prints – there are 3 different ones (Yoda, Boba Fett, and Darth Vader) available as Giclee Prints (which are probably the highest quality digital prints you can make), either on Paper or Canvas backing. These are some incredible prints (and pricy!), but if you want a nice fine art Star Wars piece, check these out!



Star Wars Museum In Guatemala
July 14, 2004 | 10:57 AM EST | Jair

Hello Collectors. For those of you who didn’t know, Tikal National Park in Guatemala was one of the locations used for A New Hope, serving as the Rebels’ Base of operations on Yavin IV. Star Wars is very big here in Guatemala and one of the biggest collectors lives here. His name is Ricardo Alejos and currently is the President of the Central American Star Wars Fan Club. You can take a look at his collection by clicking the link of his Store/Museum website called Intergalactica.

A very cool feature is the trailer of a movie we’ve been working on here in Guatemala. You’ll need to have Quicktime installed to check it out. Hope you like it. Here is the link to the trailer.

If you want to send me an e-mail please send it to Thanks



High Quality Full Size Helmets Coming!
July 14, 2004 | 8:58 AM EST | Mark B

Well, I’m going to assume these are the new helmets that Rubies has been showing for some time, but haven’t gotten around to shipping. Diamond Comics is offering 3 “Life Size, Replica” Helmets in the new issues of Previews Magazine (which will hit your local comic book store next week. And they better be good! – Each retails for $1230.00! You’ll be able to get — Darth Vader, Jango Fett, or a Clonetrooper. Hopefully I’ll be able to get you a photo next week. These are scheduled to ship in November, so if anyone wants to get me a Christmas present, I’ll take a Jango.

Also offered is a Life Size Yoda Bust for just over $200. I believe this is also a Rubies product – more info coming soon!



Win an Episode III T-shirt during Comic-Con
July 14, 2004 | 1:16 AM EST | Mark B

WIN an Episode III T-shirt during Comic-Con! ONLY at Entertainment
Earth – Booth #2045! These officially licensed T-shirts are not for
sale anywhere, but you can win one by stopping by our booth for our
Trivia Challenges on Friday, Saturday and Sunday! Visit this link for more Comic-Con information:

Original Trilogy Vintage Figures Wave 3 (Item# HS85213C, $89.99)
Case of 8 individually packaged figures includes 2x Boba Fett – Return of the Jedi (NEW), 1x R2-D2 (NEW), 1x Chewbacca (NEW), 2x Stormtrooper (NEW), 1x Lando Calrissian – Empire Strikes Back, 1x Darth Vader – Empire Strikes Back (subject to change).

Star Wars Unleashed Asst. 11 (Item# HS85002F, $110.99)
2x Count Dooku, 2x Mace Windu and 2x Darth Vader (subject to change).

Star Wars Unleashed Asst. 11 Set (Item# HS85002FF, $56.99)
1x Count Dooku, 1x Mace Windu and 1x Darth Vader (subject to change).



Boba Fett on the Weekends…
July 13, 2004 | 11:35 PM EST | Keri


If Boba Fett ever had a relaxing weekend one of the beautiful beaches of Naboo, his outfit might look something like the above image. You may go the neighborhoodies website to cast your vote for the hoodie that rocks the hardest starting Monday July 19th. You can vote once a day. Polls close every Monday morning at 11 a.m. EST when the previous week’s Neighbrhoodie of the Day submissions become eligible for election. Each week’s top vote getter becomes Neighborhoodie of the Week and captures a glamorous prize. If you wish to cast your vote, you may do so by going here.

Many thanks to YakReader Gonz for sending in his interpretation of a kinder, gentler Fett.



Stay on Target for Interesting OTC News!
July 13, 2004 | 11:19 PM EST | Keri

One interesting observation regarding the new OTC figures was sent in by YakReader Bryan:

“I didn’t know if anyone else has pointed out but the OTC figures do not have Jedi Master points. I guess this could mean that Hasbro is done with them.”

That is an interesting fact and something I was able to see in person when I was able to pick up my first OTC figure of the Scout Trooper this afternoon. After the almost complete catastrophe of auctions involving the Jedi Master Points, this is not a really surprising decision on Hasbro’s part.

Now onto some store reports! Not only is Wal-Mart the place to look for the newest OTC waves, but Targets are also getting in the action! These store reports from YakReader moonbase7 and bob suggest a toy run may be in order at your local Target:

“targets here in calif have started getting new figures in one or two cases per store of OTC – no VOTC found to date.”

“Found the latest OTC wave at a Target in Greenbelt, Maryland. Had’t heard of Targets getting the figs yet, but figured it was going to happen soon.”



Hasbro At Comicon– FREE Poster… FREE Figure… FREE Cards
July 13, 2004 | 7:25 PM EST | Bill

The title says it all. Hasbro is pulling out all the stops for Comicon. Hasbro’s web page has updated today with some really nice surprises. In addition to the posters we’ve come to look forward to the last few years, this year will also have free Galactic Heroes Scout Troopers, and cardbacks (sorry no figures) for the upcoming Unleashed Aayla Secura, Bossk, and Tusken Raider. Check it all out here on Hasbro’s page.

Oh, and we’ll also see Chewie, R2 and more of the VOTC, TRU exclusive Jedi Council Scenes III and IV, and the C-3PO and Darth Vader figure cases (Wal-Mart exclusives)!



Target Figure And Glass Sets Keep Going… And Going
July 12, 2004 | 9:32 PM EST | Bill

Yak Reader Darth DTA wrote in to let us know that Tomy’s (the Japaneese Star Wars toy distributor)Star Wars Page has been updated with photos of wave 2 of the figure and glass sets.

Jedi Defender revealed today that there may be another wave after this– while none of these are prequel figures (remember a Darth Vader has been rumored for this fall to represent E3); Jedi Defender said we may also see glasses and figures based on Greedo, and Luke Skywalker.



More Store Reports We Have
July 12, 2004 | 4:17 PM EST | Keri

The store reports keep coming in as new OTC and VOTC waves have begun hitting most areas of the US. As always, the best advice I can give on finding the latest and greatest figures is to remain as calm and patient as possible. Now on to the reports!

YakReader Stormteacher reports in with this regarding the new Playskool Galactic heroes line which many of you have had success in finding:

“Today at Kmart in Grand Rapids Michigan I found the new Playskool galactic hereos 2 packs. They had the luke/r2, vader/obi, and lei/han packs. I did not know that these were out yet!!!They were 5.99 each. They also had the VOTC figs, but no luke.”

YakReader Chris sends in this report:

“Between two Wal-Marts in Uniondale and East Meadow, NY, saw all 20 OTC figures. This may be old news, but upon closer inspection, it appears that each of the Dagobah Lukes have two sets of arms and heads! One for the standing pose and another for the standing on his
hand pose! Also, what I think is a cool feature, is that the upside pose head has Luke’s hair hanging down for more realism! This, to me, is a unexpected and great Hasbro surprise!

Also at K-Mart in Long Island I saw peg stickers for the basic figures, the vintage figures, the cantina aliens set, and “Star Wars Junior” – wonder if that is the galactic heroes or the other set.”

It continues to appear that the best place to look for the OTC is your local Wal-Mart, if the figures stocked there are fairly recent, unlike my Wal-Mart which still has POTJ Bespin Secuirty Guards and Ketwols on the pegs. The VOTC is appearing at K-Marts as well as TRU. The Playskool Galactic Heroes are showing up at K-Mart also at the present moment. Target seems to be the only place not receiving new figures due to their ongoing summer clearance. Happy Hunting everyone!



Action Figure Collector’s Guide… Part 10
July 12, 2004 | 1:34 PM EST | Jair

Hi everyone. I started to post this Collector’s Guide a long time a go… in a job that’s now far, far away. Anyway, the main idea is to give you, the Star Wars Collector, a guide from the very first action figure ever released back in the ’70s. The first 9 figures I posted are: Luke Skywalker, R2-D2, Princess Leia Organa, Chewbacca, See-Threepio (C-3PO), Darth Vader, Stormtrooper, Han Solo, and Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi. If any of you wants me to post the info of those figures agian please let me know. My new e-mail is For all those Latin collectors out there estoy a sus órdenes para responder sus preguntas. With all that out of the way, here is today’s post.

Figure’s Name: Sand People (a.k.a. Tusken Raider)

Released: 1978

Type of Cardbacks: SW 12 Back, SW 21 Back, ESB, ROTJ (under Tusken Raider).

Estimated Price: SW 12 Back=$312.50, SW 21 Back=$146.00, ESB=$99.50, ROTJ=$72.00, LOOSE=$18.50

I’ll post a link to view the figure later.

The Sand People action figure was released in the ROTJ card under the name Tusken Raider.

One major variation on the figure are the tubes located on the figure’s face. Those came both hollow and solid.



This Just In From Action-HQ
July 12, 2004 | 8:23 AM EST | Bill!-bringing the Best to you FIRST with Star Wars, Transformers, Akira & more!

Available Now:
-New Star Wars OTC figures Tusken Raider, Jawas & SnowTrooper,
Jedi Council Scene Pack 2, Galactic Heroes 2-Pack (4 styles) and
OTC Beanies (5 styles)!
-Dragon Ball Magnetic Figures series 2!
-Saint Seiya Aquarius Gold Cloth Action Figure!
-Akira Kaneda Figure w/Die Cast Motorbike!
-Transformer Energon basic OffShoot, StrongArm Blue Version, Arcee
& Insecticon and Deluxe HotShot Silver Version!
And lots more!

Coming this month:
-Transformer RobotMasters!
-12″ Vinyl Star Was Boba Fett Kotobukiya!
-Set of 3 Star Wars Vehicle Lego Japan Exclusive!
-12″ Vinyl Predator Kotobukiya!
-Batman Series 2 Yamato Japan Exclusive!
-Alien Relief models Japan Exclusive!
And lots more!
Get yours now at!



New Unleashed Carded Photos
July 11, 2004 | 10:57 PM EST | Bill

It seems that that we may be seeing the next wave of Unleashed figures– Aayla Secura, Tusken Raider, and Bossk, may be here soon. Carded samples have just appeared on Ebay. Check them out here.



The Slave I That Never Was
July 11, 2004 | 10:28 PM EST | Bill

The variation hunters over at have found a “lost” Slave I. You may remember that Kmart was rumored to have had an exclusive Slave I with Jango Fett. Well as you can see from the photo above, it had a lot of similarities with the upcoming Target exclusive Slave I with Boba Fett in the Original Triligy line.Check out all their photos here.



E3 Toy News
July 11, 2004 | 10:22 PM EST | Bill

Yep, you read it right, E3 toy rumors are starting to surface. It seems our German Friends at 4 have found one of the first E3 toy reports. Their info is that there will be a Beast Pack with Obi-Wan and a “Barg” this is supposed to be a reptilian animal which Obi-Wan rides!



More on Sideshow Toy License
July 10, 2004 | 2:16 PM EST | Mark B

Sideshow Toy has the press release on their new line of Star Wars Statues. Looks like they are going to be producing 1/4 scale statues (about 18 inches tall). These are going to be HIGH END, VERY LIMITED edition statues of characters from the films. The first 2 won’t be available to ship until 2005, but will be shown at the Comic Con show later this month. The first 2 statues will feature Luke and Darth Vader. The full release is HERE.

NOTE: If you have never checked out Sideshow’s line of statues, take a look at their Lord of the Rings, Aliens and Predator statues for an idea of what we will be able to expect from them. I personally own a few of the Lord of the Rings ones, and I will tell you that the photos you see on their website absolutely cannot do them justice. I’m drooling over the possibility of an 18″ tall statue of Boba Fett from these people! Check them out today!



OTC, VOTC, & 12″ Online
July 9, 2004 | 7:38 PM EST | Mark

For those of you looking here is a breakdown as to what is online at Amazon…

3.75″ Jedi Council Scene I
Original Trilogy 3.75″ Vehicle: Tie Fighter
Original Trilogy 3.75″ Vehicle: X-Wing Starfighter
VOTC 3.75″ Figure: Han Solo
VOTC 3.75″ Figure: Obi-Wan Kenobi
VOTC 3.75″ Figure: Princess Leia
12″ Jawas Tatooine Scavengers On sale $14.98
12″ Garindan Mos Eisley Cantina On sale $14.98
12″ Obi-Wan Kenobi Tatooine Encounter On sale $14.98



Bounty Hunting Today: Yoda Limoges Box
July 9, 2004 | 4:38 PM EST | Keri

Created in France many centuries ago, Limoges porcelain is well-known and recognized the world over for its fine craftmanship and exquisite details. Still produced to the present day, Limoges porcelain can be found in many different incarnations such as dishes, cups and boxes. The auction featured today is a Limoges box with a Star Wars twist of course!

The Limoges box spotlighted today is in the likeness of our favorite green Jedi Master Yoda. The box is small in size, like Yoda, and contains a quote to live by “Do or do not. There is no try.” The box was originally sold as an FAO Schwarz exclusive in a limited number at a fairly expensive price to most collectors. It seems that the price on the secondary market has not dramatically declined, therefore the box is still rather on the expensive side. However, if you have the means to add this box to your collection, I highly recommend it. Click on through to the link below to add this beautiful box to your collection today!

Yoda Limoges Box



NEW Before the Helmet Image
July 9, 2004 | 3:39 PM EST | Jayson

This week’s photo is entitled “On An Angry Nute” which shows (highlight to read) an scowling Nute Gunray in a new costume for EIII



OTC Hitting Everywhere
July 8, 2004 | 10:34 PM EST | Bill

Yak Reader Jake sent in this report:
I found 3 case assortments at Walgreens in Milwaukee WI today. I found the Bespin Wave and different mixes of the Dagobah wave. I would say there had to be 20 different carded OTC figs out now. These are great.

Yak Reader Yodatmaster reports:
Stopped by Meijers this morning like I do every morning and finally found some OTC figures and not only that, they were wave 1 A NEW HOPE promo figures for the dvd collection. Looks like the Leia, Han, Luke, and Ben are either new sculpts or modified rehash which in my opinion looks good. $10 for each figure didn’t bother me too much. Meijers also had 1 case of new carded version of unleashed figures: darth sidious and jedi luke.

Sightings by Yak Reader Chris:
My local K-mart in Broomfield, Colorado had the remains of the
VOTC figures. 1 Han and 3 each of Leia and Ben. No sign of Luke.

Yak Reader Machofrijol let us know that:
Just wanted to let you know that the new OTC figures have hit southern California Wal-Marts now in Cathedral City. I don’t know anything about the case numbers but there were 12 figures, the first 11 OTC and a repeat of the biker scout, for a total of 12 figures. Also, I heard speculation that the Dagobah R2, #2 of the OTC line was a repaint of the sailbarge R2 #05 from 2004, it’s really a repaint of the 2002 SAGA coruscant Sentry, #14 figure. It comes with a red light and a new yelling sound but it’s that R2. Hopes that helps someone out there.

Yak Reader Dave said:
I was just in the Burbank, CA Toys r US and Darth’s tie fighter and Jedi council “Qui Gon” pack were on the shelves…also in a blast to the past all the old AOTC sneak preview figures where filling a rack to themselves.

And Yak Reader Greg let us know that:
Northern California: While searching for the VOTC figures, I spotted the new Galactic Heroes sets (Luke & R2; Han & Leia; Obi-Wan & Vader) at my local K-Mart. They were selling for $14.99 per set. Happy Hunting!



Seeing Double?
July 8, 2004 | 9:30 PM EST | Bill

Wondering just what the difference in the two carding variations on the Dagobah Luke are, well we’ve just updated with a comparison photo for your viewing pleasure. Click here to check it out.



New Toys At Action-HQ
July 8, 2004 | 8:26 AM EST | Bill

This just in from :

STAR WARS Jedi Council Scene 2!
Why get it anywhere else when you know AHQ will have it to you FIRST months ahead. Got the exclusive Star Wars Jedi Council Scene Pack 1 from us last week, well get ready for Scene Pack 2! Get all 3 figures plus diorama for $26.95.

STAR WARS Galactic Heroes!
AHQ is bringing it to you FIRST with Star Wars Galactic Heroes 2-Pack! Available Darth & Obi-Wan, Luke & R2D2, Chewbacca & C3PO and Han Solo & Princess Leia for $14.95 each. Or get the whole set of 4 figures at a discount $44.95!

Click here to order.



All I Can Say is WOW
July 7, 2004 | 11:44 PM EST | Mark B


Take a look at the first in Gentle Giant’s new line of 7″ Scale Dioramas. 18″ x 9″ x 12″ – $239.99 Ships in December – WOW. Get all the info (and preorder) –HERE



Jedi Coucil Scene 1 & Ships
July 7, 2004 | 10:37 PM EST | Mark

The 3.75″ Jedi Council Scene I is now in stock at, this is a TRU exclusive according to the Hasbro website.

Also the:
Original Trilogy 3.75″ Vehicle: Tie Fighter
Original Trilogy 3.75″ Vehicle: X-Wing Starfighter
Are in stock at $19.99 each.



Bounty Hunting Today: Custom Built Star Destroyer
July 7, 2004 | 7:52 PM EST | Keri

Custom built items made by fans are often very well crafted and offer collectors a chance to own sometimes large vehicles that would be almost impossible for a large toy company to mass produce at a resonable cost for most consumers.

Today’s featured auction brings a custom built Star Destroyer to for the 3 3/4″ action figures. This is not a small ship it measures 8 feet long and 4 feet wide and can hold a TIE fighter in the bay as well. The bay and the bridge contain interior lights and there are many removable pieces allowing access to display figures inside.

This item is not for every collector’s budget, but the time, effort and attention to detail are evident in this Star Destroyer. Click on through to the link below if you would like to have Vader and his Imperial officers scanning for any Rebel activities in your house today!

Custom Star Destroyer



Vintage OTC Reports from K-Mart?!!!
July 7, 2004 | 7:35 PM EST | Keri

Yes, believe it or not faithful YakReaders there are still K-mart stores open in some parts of the country, and yes these stores are getting in the brand new Vintage line of the OTC figures.

This report and picture was sent in by YakReader Scoobacca:

“To my astonishment today I walked into a KMart here in Colorado Springs, Colorado & found the first three Vintage Original Trilogy Collection Figures. Ben Kenobi, Princess Leia & Han Solo. There was a total of eight of these figures available on the pegs.”

YakReader Chris also reports in with a Vintage OTC siting:

“My local K-mart in Broomfield, Colorado had the remains of the
VOTC figures. 1 Han and 3 each of Leia and Ben. No sign of Luke.”

It appears that if you live in Colorado and are looking for the Vintage OTC figures, stop in at your local K-Mart’s toy department today!



SW Trivial Pursuit DVD Edition!!!
July 7, 2004 | 1:08 PM EST | Jayson

Hasbro’s Star Wars page updates announcing a new DVD Version of the Star Wars Trival Pursuit, and you can be a part of it!

Auditions will be held at Comicon in San Diego on July 22 and July 23 from noon-3 p.m. and 4-7 p.m. each day. Visit Hasbro’s Star Wars page on July 12 to sign up. Limited to the first 300 people who are planning on attending.



More New Master Replicas
July 7, 2004 | 12:17 PM EST | Mark B

***UPDATE*** These are now available at Master Replicas, go check them out! VERY COOL 😉

Even though this isn’t Star Wars related, these are going to be some REALLY COOL new Sci-Fi Collectibles. Master Replicas is releasing this week their new line of Alien and Predator replicas. I’ve seen photos of most of these replicas, and I must say that I am very impressed (to the point of spending money on them!!!). As usual, these will go on sale over the next 2 days. Thursday for collectors society members and Friday for everyone else. They are starting this line with 4 different replicas – 1. Alien Grid Head Replica from the new Alien vs. Predator Movie. Full size replica of the Alien head – limited to 1000 pieces. 2. The Predator’s spear from Predator 2 – limited to 2500 pieces. 3. The Predator’s helmet from Predator 2 (complete with MOTION ACTIVATED lights that simulate the laser sight from the movie) – 2500 pieces. 4. Aliens motion tracker – from the movie Aliens and features radar display with sonar pulse and ping sound effects – 2500 pieces. Head on over to Master Replicas on Thursday to see these great items (and get your order in!).



Entertainment Earth Newsfeed
July 7, 2004 | 8:29 AM EST | Bill

Now in stock at Entertainment

Original Trilogy Basic Figures Wave 8
This 3 3/4-inch action figure assortment is loosely based on the Bespin theme and includes all-new vintage-style packaging that resembles the original line of Kenner Star Wars action figures! This assortment contains 2x Princess Leia in Bespin Gown, 2x Cloud Car Pilot, 2x Lobot, 1x R2-D2, 1x C-3P0, 1x Boba Fett, 1x Obi-Wan Kenobi, 1x Stormtrooper and 1x Wicket.
In Stock!
Item Number: HS84715L
Price: $64.99
See Star Wars Action Figures

Click here to order.



KBToys Sale
July 7, 2004 | 8:11 AM EST | Mark

Over at they are having a sale with some good deals…

LEGO Star Wars Episode 1: Darth Maul Sculpture $74.99 Free Shipping
LEGO Star Wars: Rebel Blockade Runner $89.99 Free Shipping
Many other LEGO deals as well…

12″ Figures $9.99 each with free shipping
Star Wars: Collectors Series Stormtrooper
Star Wars: Collectors Series – Princess Leia
Star Wars: Collector Series – Luke Skywalker X-Wing Pilot
Star Wars Action Collection: Princess Leia in Hoth Gear
Star Wars: Collector Series – Han Solo Action Figure

Star Wars: Episode I – Gungan Battle Wagon Playset $5.99 free shipping



Stormtrooper Blasters Going FAST
July 6, 2004 | 5:07 PM EST | Mark B

Master Replicas is already starting to run low on the new Stormtrooper blasters. Don’t hold off ordering one of these! Head on over to Master Replicas today!



Federation Toys Newsfeed—Over 20 OTC Figures In Stock NOW
July 5, 2004 | 9:56 PM EST | Bill

This just in from Federation Toys:

Federation Toys now has in stock the first 2 waves of Original Trilogy carded figures– including the much sought, all new, Cloud City and Dagobah figures! They now have the following in stock to make your hunt easier:

Bespin Leia, Bespin Luke, Lobot, Cloud Car Pilot, C-3PO, Yoda, Dagobah Luke, Dagobah R2, Spirit Obi-Wan (Dagobah), Boba Fett, Bossk, Chewbacca, Han Solo (ANH), IG-88, Luke Skywalker Jedi Knight, Obi Wan (ANH), R2 (ANH), Stormtrooper, Darth Vader, Tie Fighter Pilot, Wicket, Luke X-Wing Pilot, Scoutrooper, Princess Leia Organa (ANH). Click here to order.

Federation Toys has also reduced prices on their Master Replicas Jango Fett Blasters and Thermal Detonators. Click here for the Master Replicas saleThanks to for supplying Federation Toys’ OTC images.



OTC Findings in Tennessee and California!
July 5, 2004 | 6:19 PM EST | Keri

YakReader Toymaster reports in with his findings as well as a few potential errors for all the variation hunters out there:

“Just wanted to let you guys know that I just cracked open two fresh
cases of OTC figures at my local Wal-Mart in Nashville, Tennessee. I was able to get all of the first 20 except Leia (#09) and Scout Trooper (#11). The case numbers are 84715A000 & 84715000Y.
Also found a couple of errors already. Right above the character description on the back of R2-D2 (#12),there is a random character that looks like a letter ‘L’ with a line through it.
Also, on the Stormtrooper (#16), the insert reads “Blaster rifle PACK” instead of “Blaster rifle rack”.”

YakReader Tony sends in this report from California, so it seems that the OTC line is beginning to hit almost everywhere, not just on the East Coast:

“I live in Tulare,California. I went to my local Wal-Mart and found some of the otc line. So if you live in California hit your local Wal-Mart!!!!!!!!!”



OTC Figures @ Amazon…
July 5, 2004 | 10:51 AM EST | Mark

Here are some OTC figures in stock at

3.75″ Figure: Han Solo
3.75″ Figure: Obi-Wan Kenobi
3.75″ Figure: Princess Leia

YES These appear to be the 12 back redos… I found all 12 links… And they are $10.99, and that is to be the price point….



The Newest Figures At Action-HQ
July 5, 2004 | 1:28 AM EST | Bill

This just in from -bringing the Best to you FIRST this week with Galactic Heroes Wave 1!

Choose from:
-Princess Leia & Han Solo
-Obi Wan Kenobi & Darth Vader
-Luke Skywalker & R2D2
-C3PO & Chewbacca
Each for $14.95
Or get the set of 4 for $44.95!

And get these figures for ONLY $4 each until the end of the week/
stock runs out:
Clone Wars: Army of the Republic
-Obi Wan Kenobi
-Anakin Skywalker
-Mace Windu

Get yours now at!



HUGE Announcement
July 4, 2004 | 12:30 PM EST | Mark B

The Action Figure Times has a breaking story about a new Star Wars License that will be announced at the San Diego Comic Con later this month. Sideshow Toy will be announcing their new Star Wars line at the show!! For those of you unfamilar with Sideshow, let me just say they make some of the most incredible Lord of the Rings Statues you will EVER see, along with some of the most detailed 12″ figures as well.

So, what does this mean to us as collectors? We’ll have to wait until SDCC to find out. But I’d love to see Sideshow take over the 12″ figure line from Hasbro, and come out with a line of statues like their LOTR ones. Let the speculation begin!



Happy Indepenence Day
July 4, 2004 | 9:27 AM EST | Bill

From all of us at, have a happy and safe 4th of July!



Targeting Clearance
July 3, 2004 | 10:12 PM EST | Bill

Target’s havingt their midsummer sale. In addition to the ongoing clearances on Saga regular and deluxe figures as well as screen scenes, the animated figures and even the first wave of figures/glasses are hitting clearance. The animated figures are hitting just under 6 bux, and the Obi Wan/Darth Maul glasses are hitting 6.99— hopefully this means waves 2 and 3 will become easier to find!



More OTC News Than You Can Shake a Gimer Stick At!
July 3, 2004 | 8:50 PM EST | Keri

The OTC Reports keep on coming in as the newest waves are beginning to arrive, with the majority of the reports centering from the Southeastern region of the US. As said before, keep your eyes peeled for new figures to hit the pegs this holiday! Now, on to the reports and photos!

YakReader Danny in Georgia reports in with this:
“I saw the news story about the new figures at Wal-Mart in Ga. Now my report : I live in Ga. and I went to Wal-Mart and…….it’s TRUE !!! I got a few new figures too. Here’s a pic.”

YakReader JediFx7 located in Florida writes in with this report and his interesting find of an upside-down Luke Dagobah:
“Just found one case of the new OTC assortment. The breakdown was interesting though. The case had 12 figures of which 11 were different. There was an extra Biker scout. Basically I got figures 1-11 on the check list. My Dagobah Luke was NOT in the standing position but upside down and had NO backpack for Yoda.. This is the first I have heard of this one showing up. All the others I have seen on Ebay are the standing kind. The case was 84715000Z wav 7.25 ’04. Here is a scan of the figure.. Good luck all.”



Original Trilogy Dagobah Wave At Entertainment Earth
July 2, 2004 | 11:40 PM EST | Bill

Now in Stock at Entertainment Earth:

Original Trilogy Basic Figures Wave 10
This 3 3/4-inch action figure assortment includes all-new vintage-style packaging that resembles the original line of Kenner Star Wars action figures. Assortment includes: 2x IG-88, 1x R2-D2, 1x TIE Fighter Pilot, 2x Luke Skywalker – Bespin Outfit, 1x Luke Skywalker – Dagobah, 1x Luke Skywalker – Jedi, 1x Yoda – Dagobah, 1x R2-D2 – Dagobah Swamp and 2x Bossk.
In Stock!
Item Number: HS84715N
Price: $64.99
See Star Wars Action Figures

Click here to order.



More OTC Reports I Have!
July 2, 2004 | 6:23 PM EST | Keri

Regarding the new OTC Vehicles, YakReader Terfett in Washington reports in with this bit of news:

“The Toys R Us in Everett, Wa. has in stock Red Five X-wing, Vader’s Tie, the OTC Tie Fighter and X-Wing. The OTC Tie seems to be the hot item it is out selling the rest. They have also seen the Unleased wave with the repacked Obi-Wan, and Slave Leia, the Leia has sold out, at least they are packed in the case evenly at three each. The OTC Electronic lightsabers have been see at Wal-Mart in Washington, namely Luke’s and Vaders. The Vintage Falcon has yet to hit the California warehouse for the west coast Toys R Us stores, however that could change quickly.”

Also, if you cannot or do not want to fight the crowds at your local stores for the first basic assortment of OTC figures, you may buy them online at Action Figure Express here. Thanks to YakReader jedivalkyrie for the heads up.



OTC Figure Sightings at Wal-Mart in Georgia
July 2, 2004 | 6:16 PM EST | Keri

YakReader Jedhed Luke writes in with this newest report regarding the OTC figures long anticipated arrival:

“Just wanted to let you know that about 8 cases of new OTC figs hit the pegs at my local Wal-Mart in Alpharetta, Georgia. The suburban Atlanta store had numerous boxes of the figures sitting on a pallet early this morning at about 1AM. I found three different assortments. The first case I opened, with a case number ending in Z, contained the Dagobah wave and some assorted repacks. A second case, with a number ending in 0, contained the Bespin wave and some repacks. A third case, ending in a Y, contained a mix of both and other repacks. All the Dagobah Lukes were the upright variety, not Handstand Boy. I bought at least one of all the new figures, plus an additional Dagobah Luke and Cloud Car Pilot as well as a handful of my favorite repacks. For anyone wondering, at least two of the three case assortments included a pair of the fresh-and-clean POTJ Scout Trooper fig. Overall, I have to say I’m thrilled with the OTC collection. A lot of people are whining about repacks, but these are beautiful repacks, for the most part. And, if our little hobby is to continue much beyond Ep III, we’re going to need some kids to get back into the line. The OTC should be just the ticket to do so, with lots of recognizable characters in great sculpts and outstanding packaging. No sign of the “Vintage” figs, if you’re wondering. But it was a really wee-hours toy run in Alpharetta early this morning.”

Looks like a figure run will have to play a prominent role in this weekend’s holiday festivities!



Stay on Target for Clearances!
July 2, 2004 | 6:11 PM EST | Keri

I have many clearance pricing to report from not only my local Target but also from YakReader Jay in Albany, NY:

“Have one better on the Target sales. I found 2 Riekans and 1 Obi Confrontation Ultra’s for $2.48!!!! Albany NY. Also they had the newly packed Yoda/Anakin Sabers, along with the Darth and Luke OTC sabers.”

On a run to my local Targets here in Dallas, I found some pleasant surprises in the Clearance area. First, they had the Darth Maul and Obi-Wan figure and glass sets for $6.98 which was 30% off. Also, all the Cartoon Network Clone Wars figures both 1st and 2nd waves were $5.98 which was 15% off. I also found 3 General Riekkan’s myself all at $2.48 which was 75% off. If you are looking for some bargains this holiday, I would definetly suggest a run to your local Target to fill in those gaps in your collection.



New Blasters Going Fast
July 2, 2004 | 8:19 AM EST | Mark B

As of today, everyone can now order the new Master Replicas blasters. A couple of these are really going fast, so if you want one, head over to Master Replicas today and get it ordered. The signature edition Leia and the Stormtrooper already look to be about halfway sold through their editions! Don’t miss out on these cool replicas!!!



NEW Before the Helmet Image
July 1, 2004 | 1:59 PM EST | Jayson

This week’s photo is entitled “Let the Wookie Win” which shows (highlight to read) New Wookie Tarfful (Michael Kingma) going berzerker on his supervisor 



Kubricks Wave 3 Pre-Orders At Action-HQ
July 1, 2004 | 8:30 AM EST | Bill


Wave 3 Star Wars Kubrick Scheduled for October 2004! That’s right, Medicom Japan is coming out with a new wave these cute 3″ figures featuring C3PO, Han Solo in Carbonite, ATAT Driver, Jawa, Wicket and Lando Calrissian. Currently there has not been any news on the secret or variants yet but if it is similar to last time, we should see an extra 3 figures. Suggested Retail Price is 780Yen+VAT.

Set of 6 will be available to PreOrder now at Action-!



Coming Soon To A Theme Park Near You–Star Tours Wave 4
July 1, 2004 | 8:19 AM EST | Bill


These images of what appears to be Star Tours Wave 4 have just appeared on Ebay. You may recall that some very rought prototypes of these figures surfaced a few months ago, however judging from the “finalized” appearance of these it looks like they will be appearing at Disney in the very near future.Check out all the pictures here.



12″ Scavengers….
July 1, 2004 | 7:56 AM EST | Mark

The Jawas 12″ have been spotted on

Jawas Tatooine Scavengers On sale $14.98
Assault on Endor Ewok with Attack Glider



Today’s the Day for Blasters!
July 1, 2004 | 7:32 AM EST | Mark B

Don’t forget, if you are a collectors society member (if you’re not, you can order these tomorrow – Friday July 2nd), today you can order the new Master Replicasblasters. There are 3 new ones available – Rebel Fleet Trooper, Stormtrooper, and Princess Leia (and a signature version of Leia’s limited to only 750 pieces!). Head on over to Master Replicas now to order!

June 2004 Archive

New Paperback
June 30, 2004 | 6:02 PM EST | Mark B


In case you missed it, the new Clone Wars paperback was released yesterday. I haven’t picked it up yet, but the review I have read said to expect 3/4 ER, and 1/4 X-Wing Series. Battle Surgeons is the first of 2 books in the new Medstar series.



“He’s All Yours Bounty Hunter.”
June 30, 2004 | 4:48 PM EST | Jayson

Hasbro’s Star Wars page updates announcing the new OTC Slave I with Boba Fett. It’s an updated version of the EII Slave I and includes the Special Edition “300th” Boba Fett figure. Available exclusively at Target stores this fall!



More Info on MR Blasters
June 30, 2004 | 10:13 AM EST | Mark B

As I announced below, Master Replicas will start taking orders tomorrow for 3 new blaster replicas. Here’s more info: (with expected pricing)
Princess Leia Blaster, Limited Edition (2500 Pieces – $399) and Signature Edition (750 Pieces): The DDC Defender sporting blaster that Princess Leia used to protect herself in Star Wars: A New Hope. The Signature Edition is signed by Princess Leia herself–actress Carrie Fisher.
Rebel Trooper Blaster: (2500 Pieces) $449
The very first space weapon ever seen on-screen in the Star Wars Trilogy, used by the Rebel Alliance to defend Princess Leia’s starship against the Stormtroopers.
Stormtrooper Blaster: (2500 Pieces) $499
The blaster rifles used throughout the Star Wars Trilogy by the
Imperial enemy Stormtroopers.

More info to come when the post the items in the morning!



Kentucky Star Wars Collectors Club Summer Social
June 30, 2004 | 10:07 AM EST | Mark B

My friend Jim writes in to announce the first annual Kentucky Star Wars Collectors Club (KSWCC) summer social. Sounds like its going to be a great time – Food will be served beginning at 3 pm — burgers and hot dogs are provided, please bring a dish to share — sign-ups are being taken in the forums. We’ll have goodies and prizes for our paid memebership and there will be a Star Wars swap meet, so bring anything you’d like to trade or sell. There will be games and activities for the kids. Its being held July 10th in Louisville, Kentucky at 1pm. Sign up in the Forums Section of the KSWCC Website. Hope to see you there!



New Master Replicas Blasters This Week!
June 30, 2004 | 1:11 AM EST | Mark B

Master Replicas is releasing 3 new blaster replicas this week. Available on Thursday to collectors society members (and Friday to everyone else), will be the Rebel Blaster, Princess Leia Blaster and Stormtrooper. These are going to be VERY limited edition so you’ll want to act quick. Again, you can start ordering Thursday at Master Replicas.



Entertainment Earth Newsfeed
June 29, 2004 | 11:03 PM EST | Bill

No, these are not Galactic Heroes, these are all-new Playskool “Jedi
Force” Star Wars items. It’s nice that us hard working droids at
Entertainment Earth get to break a news story every once in a while!

Check these out!
Playskool Jedi Force Luke Skywalker with Speeder Bike (Item# HS07144,$18.99)
Playskool Jedi Force X-Wing Fighter (Item# HS07152, $28.99)
Playskool Jedi Force Figure Assortment (Item# HS07145A, $64.99)



Unleashed Wave 11 Revealed
June 29, 2004 | 9:34 PM EST | Bill

News has finally surfaced on the 3 figures for the 11th wave of Unleashed figures. We’ve known for a while that wave 10 will have Aayla, Bossk, and a Tusken. Well wave 11 will have IG-88; Aura Sing; and a Stormtrooper. Hats off to Action Figure Express for breaking the news!



“He’s a scoundrel, you’d like him”
June 29, 2004 | 6:55 PM EST | Jayson

Hasbro’s Star Wars page updates with new Vintage loose and carded photos of the Colt 45 spokesperson himself… Lando Calrissian.



Bounty Hunting Today: Weekends Yoda Pin
June 29, 2004 | 5:08 PM EST | Keri

After my wonderful honeymoon in Vegas, it’s nice to return with a new edition of Bounty Hunting, this time featuring a Limited Edition Yoda Pin.

If you don’t live in Florida, or don’t plan on visiting the happiest place on earth, otherwise known as Disney World then Ebay is the place for you to shop for these exclusive Star Wars Weekends items. Today’s featured auction is for none other than our favorite dimunitive green Jedi Master Yoda. The pin is limited to a run of 1,000 so it is not the most overproduced Disney item out there. In amongst the massive amounts of limited/exclusive items flowing out of Disney’s doors, I find these small enameled pins to be the most interesting and unobtrusive items to collect. The image is nicely done, and captures the scene of Yoda’s duel with Dooku in a small space very well.

Click on through below to add this limited edition pin to your collection today for a reasonable price.

Limited Edition Weekends Yoda Pin



New Blasters From Master Replicas
June 29, 2004 | 2:25 PM EST | Bill

Blast out of the darkness with the new Star Wars Collection–the
Princess Leia Blaster, Rebel Trooper Blaster and Stormtrooper Blaster.

Now you can purchase these authentic Star Wars weapon replicas.

July 1

Princess Leia Blaster, Limited Edition–only 2,500 worldwide

Princess Leia Blaster, Signature Edition
(signed by actress Carrie Fisher!)–only 750 worldwide

Rebel Trooper Blaster–only 2,500 worldwide

Stormtrooper Blaster–only 2,500 worldwide

These well-crafted and authentically created collectibles are so unique that you’ll want to own all of them!

Princess Leia Blaster, Limited Edition and Signature Edition: The DDC
Defender sporting blaster that Princess Leia used to protect herself in Star Wars: A New Hope. The Signature Edition is signed by Princess Leia herself–actress Carrie Fisher.

Rebel Trooper Blaster: The very first space weapon ever seen on-screen in the Star Wars Trilogy, used by the Rebel Alliance to defend Princess Leia’s starship against the Stormtroopers.

Stormtrooper Blaster: The blaster rifles used throughout the Star Wars
Trilogy by the Imperial enemy Stormtroopers.

The Star Wars Collection–weaponry tough enough for the galactic battle of the century! Add one, or all three, to your collection.

Your Source for Quality Collectibles,
Master Replicas



$10.00 Off At TRU Now Through July 17, 2004
June 29, 2004 | 8:29 AM EST | Bill

Toys R Us has a promotion on their website (not with a coupon you can print good for $10.00 off a $50.00 purchase. Click here for the details and to print the coupon



There Is Another… Figure Line
June 28, 2004 | 10:18 PM EST | Bill

Entertainment Earth has broken the news on a new line of figures from Hasbro. The new line is called Jedi Force. It can best be described as Star Wars meets the Fischer-Price Rescue Heroes. Check out all the photos here.



Store Reports Galore!
June 28, 2004 | 6:40 PM EST | Keri

This latest store report just in from YakReader Mourning7:

“the new vader tie w/ figure is starting to hit here in nor-ca found two cases at toys r us.”

YakReader Matthew also reports in with this information:

“Just wanted to let you know that the Ultra Ewok with Glider is at for $9.96 for those who are still looking for it.”

I myself have not seen any of the new OTC vehicles at any of my local TRU’s in the North Texas area. In fact, on a routine figure run today, I finally saw the TRU Red Leader and X-Wing on the shelves.

Target seems to be the place to pick up the repacked OTC Lightsabers, although none of the Targets that I frequent have recieved any of the newer waves of the repack figures with exclusive glass. I did however pick up a deluxe General Riekkan on Clearance at Target for $4.98, along with the Wampa and C-3PO at the 50% off discount as well. So be sure check your local Target’s back endcaps for some possible savings.

Of course, as always each region has different prices and assortments all arriving across the country at different times. Patience is the ulitmate key as we all await the latest and greatest offerings Hasbro. I urge everyone to use the Force and resist inflated prices perpetuated by the evil scapling community.



OT Falcon and Jedi Council Now In Stock At Action-HQ
June 28, 2004 | 8:26 AM EST | Bill

This just in from -bringing the Best to you FIRST with Jedi Council
Scene Pack 1, Trilogy Millenium Falcon & more!

Available Now:
-Jedi Council Scene Pack 1 now at $26.95!
-Trilogy Millenium Falcon for $74.95!

On Special:
-Trilogy Tie Fighter & X-Wing only $22.95!
-Trilogy Darth’s Tie Fighter only $27.95!
-ONLY $3.00 each for 2004 figures: Dengar, Bossk, Ozzel, Lando as
Skiff Guard, Luke Hoth and General Jan Dodonna!

Get yours at!



DVD Poll
June 27, 2004 | 9:51 AM EST | Mark

Please check out the new Poll on the right side bar. With the new set of DVD’s coming out, I thought it might be nice if we sounded off to Lucasfilm. Which would you prefer? The original trilogy, the special editions, or these new modified special editions? take a second and vote.



The Original Trilogy Collection– At TRU NOW
June 26, 2004 | 10:08 PM EST | Bill

Yak Reader Vaderquest send in this report from Fayetville NC:

Hey guys,just wanted to let all you know that the OTC x-wing,tie and falcon are starting to hit toys r us.i found the x wing and tie tonight!! i missed the falcon by about 10 guy bought both falcons(unnngh)all is good.the employee said they had more stuff in back but was unsure of the location.i will try and send a pix as soon as i get my camera working and keep up the good work.


Yak Reader Troy wrote in reminding collectors about helping others:
“I just wanted to say that I love the site and I wanted to respond to the posting of someone taking both falcons. I was wondering if you could remind people who come to this site that star wars are just toys and that they should only take what they need, not be a hog . it’s not like it’s hard enough already to find stuff as it is. just a reminder to think about the other fan who collects as well. thanks , keep up the good work!”

UPDATE #2– Another viewpoint from Yak Reader Philip:

While I have no love for collectors who horde and/or scalp, if I see two of a particular toy in a store, I will often buy both–one for me, and one for my brother who is also a collector–because stuff has been so hard to find. So maybe the guy Vaderquest saw buying both Falcons was actually thinking of other collectors by picking one up for a friend. Call me naive, but it could happen.



Milennium Falcon In Stock At EE
June 26, 2004 | 11:29 AM EST | Bill

This just in from Entertainment Earth:

In Stock Now! Starts shipping on Monday.Original Trilogy Millennium Falcon (Item# HS85234, $59.99)

Star Wars – The Original Trilogy Collection Millennium Falcon.
Includes vintage-style packaging that resembles the original line of
Kenner Star Wars products. This all-new electronic version features
attitude sensitive thrusters and firing blasters. Stunning blue
hyperdrive lights and sounds that react to your movements are among the great new features in this classic item! Open cargo bay fits tons of figures. New cockpit fits the new line of Original Trilogy 3 3/4 inch action figures. Requires 3 “C” alkaline batteries, not included.

Personal Note from Jason Labowitz, President, Entertainment Earth:
This is a MUST ORDER item from the new collection. Your jaw will drop when you see this in person! I nearly fell off of my chair with
excitement when I first saw this piece. You have to see it to believe it! Order now!Click here to order.



New Bottle Caps And OT Falcon At Action-Hq
June 25, 2004 | 8:40 AM EST | Bill




This just in from

Japanese Pepsi Cola Botte Cap Figures

This month, more limited edition Pepsi bottle caps coming your way
straight from Japan. These bottle cap figures have been a strange
phenomenom and we can only imagine that soda bottle collectors use
these to cover over the normal bottle cap for display purposes as
these caps are bigger and do not have any threads on the inner side.

Nevertheless if you are a collector of Star Wars or Spiderman and
want something cool and unique which aren’t readilly available in
outside of Japan, then you just gotta have these. They vary in size but
are around 2.25″ tall and comes packaged randomly and attached to 1
litre size Pepsi bottles.

For Star Wars, there will be 35 random characters available in the
assormtent and for Spiderman 2 movie, there will be 15.

They are currently on PreOrder now at
scheduled to be delivered early July!

Also the newly revised and improved OT version of the Millennium Falcon will be in stock next week. Be the first kid on your block to have a falcon which can hold Han and Chewie in the cockpit as well as having lighting engines! Click here to order.



DVD Bonus Disk Cover Art
June 25, 2004 | 8:32 AM EST | Jayson

The Official Site updates with new photos of the individual cover art for the DVD set. Here is the AWESOME bonus disk art, check out for the rest!



NEW Before the Helmet Image
June 25, 2004 | 8:22 AM EST | Jayson

This week’s photo is entitled “A helpful alien” which shows (highlight to read) Tion Medon (Bruce Spence) as administrator of a remote sanctuary 



Entertainment Earth Newsfeed
June 25, 2004 | 8:00 AM EST | Bill

This just in from Entertainment Earth:

Original Trilogy Darth & Luke Electronic Lightsaber
This set contains 2 individually packaged lightsabers: 1x Darth Vader and 1x Luke Skywalker in vintage style packaging that resembles the original line of Kenner Star Wars products! Each lightsaber features a glowing arc-wave energy blade and battle-clash sounds that activate upon contact!
In Stock!
Item Number: HS84886EE
Price: $55.99
Click here to order.



KB Toy’s 12″
June 25, 2004 | 7:38 AM EST | Mark

Over at they have an interesting find….
Each of these 12″ figures are now in stock…

So if you are looking for some older 12″ figs, now is a good time to get them..



EIII Preview Wave
June 24, 2004 | 9:35 PM EST | Bill

Some more details have surfaced about the Episode III Preview Wave– Rebelscum is reporting that this November’s preview wave will have 4 figures, like E2, but also a vehicle!



EIII Casting News
June 24, 2004 | 9:26 PM EST | Bill

While we generally don’t post spoilers, given the fact that this concerns a character from the Clone Wars Animated Series we decided to go ahead and post it. Thanks to Yak Reader William for the tip from the IMDB’s archive:

British actor Gary Oldman will play the “deadliest”
Star Wars villain ever in the franchise’s final
prequel Episode Three. The “Harry Potter And The
Prisoner Of Azkaban” star will voice character General
Grievous, who is a part-alien/part-robot. And insiders
say Oldman – who is considered to be one of the finest actors
of his generation – was handpicked for the part
by series creator George Lucas, who is a big fan of
his work. A source says, “George thought Gary was the
ideal choice.” According to reports, Oldman’s
character will try and hunt down Jedi knights Anakin
Skywalker and Obi-wan Kenobi in the film, which is due
to hit cinemas next summer. 

Highlight the above to read. (You didn’t think we’d totally spoil it did you?)



Big Bad Toy Store Newsfeed
June 24, 2004 | 9:20 PM EST | Bill

This just in from The Big Bad Toy


–STAR WARS: Vintage figures Wave 2 and Wave 3 have now been listed.
Wave 2 is the full of the first 8 figures released: Luke, Han, Obi-Wan,Leia, Darth, Yoda, Lando, C3P0. We are offering Wave 3 as a set of 6 including: Stormtrooper, Chewbacca, R2-D2, Boba Fett, Lando & Darth Vader. Unleashed Wave 11 has been announced and updated to include these figures: Count Dooku, Mace Windu, Darth Vader. Don’t miss out on the other SW pre-orders we have listed including the Sandcrawler! Click here to order.



Deja Vu?
June 24, 2004 | 9:17 PM EST | Bill

The French Site Mint In Box is reporting that much like we saw with Episode I’s European exclusives, Hasbro will be releasing an OTC 2 packs based on Rebellion vs. Empire (Joe vs. Cobra anyone?). It will be a Costco exclusive with a Rebel Pilot and a TIE Fighter Pilot. Read the full story here.



Master Replicas FX Now Available for Everyone
June 24, 2004 | 8:30 AM EST | Mark B

Everyone can now order the new Mace Windu and Luke Skywalker ESB FX lightsabers from Master Replicas. Go Get ‘Em….



Star Wars Encuentros Exclusive
June 24, 2004 | 8:20 AM EST | Bill

The exclusive is finally revealed and it is certainly one of the best we’ve seen yet. For Mexico City’s convention Hasbro has really outdone themselves– continuing their trend of 2 packs for the international cons this year, we have Yoda and Dagobah Luke, with an outstanding background from a certain slimy mud hole. Check it out here.



Entertainment Earth Newsfeed
June 23, 2004 | 10:31 PM EST | Bill

This just in from Entertainment Earth:


We’re off to a great week with the arrival of the all-new Original
Trilogy Ask Yoda (Item# HS72410, $25.99)



New OTC Packs Confirmed
June 23, 2004 | 3:49 PM EST | Mark B


The Official Star Wars Website has a new story with photos of several new OTC packs that will be coming out this year. Included with these is the Cantina 3-Pack pictured above. This pack is going to be a K-Mart (are they still in business?) exclusive. You’ll also see the Walmart Exclusive Trilogy 3-Packs, and the Toys R Us – Endor Ambush pack. Some cool stuff coming out!!! Thanks to Brent for sending in the news!



New FX Ready for Order 
June 23, 2004 | 11:34 AM EST | Mark B

Master Replicas has posted the new Mace Windu and Luke Skywalker FX Lightsabers on their website and can now be ordered by Collectors Society members (the rest of us have to wait until tomorrow). After seeing the photos, I cannot wait to get my Mace Windu saber!! Head on over to Master Replicas today!



Universe Artists In The Spotlight
June 23, 2004 | 8:27 AM EST | Bill

The Official Site has posted a new article highlighting some outstanding artwork based on the Star Wars Universe, and Vader’s influences. Check it out here.



Your Questions – My Answers
June 23, 2004 | 12:22 AM EST | Muse

The next (and LONG overdue) Q&A is nearly complete. If you have any questions/observations/peeves, I want to know. Send them here!



Hasbro Updates with New Vintage Images
June 22, 2004 | 3:52 PM EST | Jayson

Hasbro’s Star Wars page updates with new photos of the Vintage Vader and Yoda due later this year. I can’t wait for these bad boys!



Master Replicas Announces New FX
June 22, 2004 | 9:53 AM EST | Mark B

Master Replicas will start taking preorders for their 2 newest FX Lightsabers this Thursday (June 24). You’ll be able to get both the Blue Bladed Luke Skywalker from The Empire Strikes Back and the Purple Bladed Mace Windu from Attack of the Clones then. Both are going to be selling for only $119 each. Head on over to Master Replicas on Thursday to get yours ordered!



Boba Fett Book Series Wraps Up In December
June 22, 2004 | 8:09 AM EST | Bill

The Official Site has just announced that Pursuit (the 6th book in the young Boba Fett series) will be the final installment in the series. Having read all of the books released so far, I have to say that this is a series Mandalorian fans will love if you haven’t checked it out yet. The 6th book takes place on Corcucant, with young Boba seeking revenge against a certain Jedi… Read the full story here.



Entertainment Earth Newsfeed
June 21, 2004 | 9:37 PM EST | Bill

This just in from Entertainment Earth:

Pre-order the hard-to-find Star Wars Original Trilogy Collection
Buddies now!

Star Wars Original Trilogy Buddies Ast. 1 (Item# HS00640A, $69.99) Includes twelve characters: 3x Yoda, 3x R2-D2, 2x C-3P0, 2x Chewbacca, 2x Wicket (subject to change).

Clone Wars Arc Trooper Captain Maquette (Item# GE6062, $79.99)

Chewbacca 1:6 Scale Statue (Item# GE5867, $179.99)

In Stock Now!

Original Trilogy X-Wing Fighter & TIE Fighter Set (Item# HS85245AA,

SW Ultra Figure Asst. 3.5 (Item# HS84716CA, $74.99)
3x Ewok with Attack Glider, 2x Jabba the Hutt, 1x Flying Jango Fett-
Kamino Showdown (subject to change).



Stay on Target!
June 21, 2004 | 5:44 PM EST | Jayson

If you have a Target store in your area, pay them a visit because OTC merchandise is starting to show up. I found the Vader and Jedi Luke Light-Up Sabers this weekend. And don’t forget to check the clearance aisle too, I picked up all the Ultra figures there for $6.98 each. Not bad if you want to expand your Wampa herd or bolster the ranks of flying Ewoks.



Vader TIE Fighter BACK In Stock
June 21, 2004 | 2:43 AM EST | Mark

Over at Amazon, you can now pick up the Darth Vader’s TIE Fighter as it is now in stock.



Sandcrawler Pre-Orders At New Force for $49.99
June 20, 2004 | 11:48 AM EST | Bill

This just in from New Force Comics:

This October, the preferred mode of transportation for the junk-peddling Jawas will once again roll its way into retailers’ stores with the release of Hasbro’s Star Wars: Sandcrawler Previews Exclusive Vehicle, which will be solicited in the July Previews and will be available exclusively from Diamond for a full year!
Not offered in the 3 ¾” scale since the radio control (R/C) version of 1979/’80, the Jawas’ Sandcrawler returns in all its glory, just as it appeared in the original Star Wars film! Measuring over 16″ long, the Sandcrawler features an all-new, weathered paint scheme; a cockpit with opening roof hatch; a side panel with a ramp; and a moveable droid pick-up tube; and it includes two Jawas and a Death Star Droid repaint figure. The Sandcrawler is yours for $49.99.
Quantity Discounts are available, email for details. UPS ground shipping will run $7.95-$8.95 (depends on final weight, not yet available). Release is scheduled for Oct 2004, but all info is subject to change. Click here to order.



There Will Be Another
June 19, 2004 | 10:08 PM EST | Bill

We’ve all seen the reports that the 5 initial glass/figure sets have appeared at Target, now the team over atThe Private Universe is reporting that late this year (October/November) there will be a 6th glass/figure for Episode III– it will have a glass (of course) with a new Darth Vader sculpt! Read the full story here.



Entertainment Earth Newsfeed
June 19, 2004 | 9:47 PM EST | Bill

This just in from Entertainment Earth:

Chewbacca 1:6 Scale Statue
Gentle Giant continues their line of incredibly popular statues and busts with this Limited Edition Chewbacca 1:6 Scale Statue that stands over 12-inches tall and is a full representation of this classic Star Wars character. This product is an authentic, licensed collectible designed and developed by Gentle Giant Studios. These limited edition collectibles often sell out before they ever come into stock. Order yours today or risk missing out!
Coming Soon!
Item Number: GE5867
Price: $179.99
See Star Wars Statues

Clone Wars Arc Trooper Captain Maquette
Gentle Giant has done it again! This Limited Edition ARC Trooper Captain maquette stands approximately 7-inches tall and is made of a porcelain/resin blend. Order yours today before they’re all gone!
Coming Soon!
Item Number: GE6062
Price: $79.99
See Star Wars Statues

Click here to order.



Federation Toys Newsfeed
June 19, 2004 | 9:30 PM EST | Bill

This just in from Federation Toys:

“Just wanted to say hi and let you know that we have a LOT OF new items in stock. (see below for the list). We are taking PRE-ORDERS ON NEW master replica’s items coming soon. We are also clearing out some other master replicas items check site for details. We have a limited number of the star wars celebration II souvenir program collector’s books. This is going to be a busy year, THE OTC (VINTAGE BOX packaging) WAVES SHOULD BE SHIPPING TO US SOON. We have a lot of new figures on the way and some older ones, also master replicas has a lot of new very cool items coming out make sure to stay tuned for details. We will email as soon as we get more ITEMS AND INFO. We hope you have a great day and WEEKEND.

May the force be with you!


Now In Stock:

Hoth Trooper
R-3P0 Hoth Droid
Luke Skywalker Hoth Attack
Dutch Vander (Gold Leader)
General Jan Dodonna
TIE Fighter Pilot
R1-G4 Droid
Captain Antilles
Holographic Luke Skywalker
Jabba’s Palace Rappertunie
Jabba’s Sail Barge J’Quille
Jabba’s Sail Barge Lando Calrissian
Jabba’s Sail Barge Tanus Spijek
Jabba’s Sail Barge R2-D2
Jabba’s Palace Luke Skywalker
Ewok&Combat Glider —–DELUXE—–
Jabba the Hutt —-DELUXE—-
Admiral Ozzel (Executor Assault)

12 inch figures
JAWAS (Tatooine Scavengers)
OBI-WAN KENOBI (Tatooine Encounter)
GARINDAN (MOS Eisley Cantina)

Click here to place your order.



New Trilogy DVD Covers
June 19, 2004 | 3:33 AM EST | Keri

Looks like these are pretty much the final designs for the Trilogy Extra Special Editions coming to DVD September 21st, courtesy of The cover art is in line with the designs we have for Episodes I & II with a nice clean logo, Episode number and bold art with a single Jedi and his Lightsaber blade glowing. You may read more information about the cover art as well as view the Lucasfilm marketing tearsheet here. Thanks to YakReader Danny for the heads up.



Too little too late perhaps?
June 18, 2004 | 5:25 PM EST | Ben

Dear Star Wars Hyperspace customer:

We would like to extend our deepest apology for the inconvenience we have caused you regarding your subscription to Hyperspace. The transition from one publisher to the next has been a challenging one, but nonetheless, we are continuing to strive to provide you with the best customer service possible.

We recognize that you have supported Star Wars throughout the years, and we consider you to be one of our most valued customers.

Your patience is very much appreciated. If you have not received your Hyperspace access code via email by 6/18, please let us know via email.


Star Wars Insider/Hyperspace



Comicon Star Wars Program
June 17, 2004 | 9:58 PM EST | Bill

The Official Site has updated with the program of events for Star Wars presentations at Comicon. Read the full story here. Oh and they say Hasbro may have a few surprises for us too.



NEW Before the Helmet Image
June 17, 2004 | 9:06 PM EST | Jayson

This week’s photo is entitled “Bridging the Saga” which shows (highlight to read) A bridge set from a possible Prequel Star Destroyer 



Obi Wan EPII Mini Lightsabers Now Shipping
June 17, 2004 | 5:30 PM EST | Mark B

Master Replicas has started shipping the second in their line of .45 scale lightsabers. The Episode II Obi Wan Kenobi lightsaber is also showing “In Stock” at Master Replicas. These are pretty cool little replicas. Head on over and pick one up if you haven’t already. Buying one will also give you a membership in the MR Collectors Society. There are going to be some member exclusives this year including another Mini-Lightsaber that won’t be available to anyone else. Check it out over at Master Replicas.

***Update – sorry for the mistake. You actually don’t get a membership to the collectors society with a purchase of the mini lightsabers, only with limited edition items. Thanks to Jack for correcting me.



Sam’s Club Falcon
June 17, 2004 | 2:15 PM EST | Bill

It seems that Star Wars will be returning to Sam’s Club this year with the Original Trilogy Collection– Sam’s will have a specially bundled Millennium Falcon with pack-in figures. The team at have just posted pictures of the pack-in Han and Chewie. Check them out here.



New Q&A From Hasbro
June 16, 2004 | 8:19 PM EST | Bill

Hasbro’s Star Wars Page has just been updated with a quick Q&A. Here’s the info:

Star Wars Q & A for the week of June 14, 2004

Q: I haven’t seen many 12” figures at retail. Were they cancelled?

A: No! As a matter of fact, as part of our Original Trilogy Collection, three 12″ figures will be available at most fine retailers this fall in vintage style packaging: Luke Skywalker, Boba Fett, and Stormtrooper. Check out the Republic News postings from Feb 13 and May 12, 2004 for more details.

Q: What are the names of the figures included in sets 3 and 4 of the Jedi Council Scene Packs?

A: Set 3 will include Stass Allie, Agen Kolar, and Shaak Ti. Set 4 will include Saesee Tiin, Adi Gallia, and Anakin Skywalker. Both scenes will be available this fall exclusively at Toys R Us.

You can also read it here.



Scouting An Exclusive
June 16, 2004 | 7:35 PM EST | Bill

Lucasarts has posted a high resolution carded images of the Scout Trooper exclusive which will be available with Star Wars Battlefront. The good news is while it is an exclusive carded figure– the figure and weapon are not band new. It is a dirty scout trooper with a large blaster rifle. Also if you are not a gamer, there have been some reports on-line that the “exclusive” carded figure may be available from the Fan Club.Click here to see the image at Lucasarts site.



Secret Shopper info
June 16, 2004 | 4:16 PM EST | Ben

Great info from a source in the retail industry who attended an official briefing on Episode III merchandising.

First, we received a brief presentation of the 4,5,6 DVD set. Still nothing any of us hasn’t heard before. They played the trailer currently running on Hyperspace.

As far as the Episode III movie overview, this one was not nearly as spoiler laden as the one for Ep II was but I did see some rough footage from a couple key scenes, along with some storyboards and sketches.

To put it in perspective, after the Episode II presentation, the only thing about Episode II that remained a complete surprise to me was the whole Death Star thing. That was it. Anyway…

Vader / Lava themed product packaging (saw a sample, SWEET!!!!)

HEAVY Vader presence in all marketing (saw some samples – again, SWEET!!!)

(NOTE: On more than one instance, some of the artwork incorporated the lone word “REVENGE” (Revenge of the Sith perhaps?)

(Secondly, during the commentary, the phrase “closing the circle” or the “circle being complete” was also used more than once in a very “wink-wink” kind of way. (Tagline?)

First Ep III teaser trailer debuts in Nov. 04

First full trailer, April 05

Ep III Product release first week of April 05 (start saving!)

A mention of an increased focus on high-end collectables (master replicas? gentle giant?)

Eps 1, 2, 4, 5 & 6 to air on FOX throughout the month of April 05

Clone Wars Series 1 & 2 DVD coming in Q1 of 05

Clone Wars Series 3 to air April 05 (Ten 12 minute chapters)

Licenses renewed with BK & Pepsi / Frito-Lay

License with as-yet undisclosed wireless service.

LIVE ACTION TV series to premire in 2006!!!

Wow, that’s a lot of tidbits to chew on!



R2, hyperdrive transfer circuits aren’t working!
June 16, 2004 | 4:00 PM EST | Ben

Many people are complaining about the Hyperspace renewal debacle.

If you signed up for Hyperspace on day one, your subscription has lapsed by now. If you renewed in early June (when you got the renewal email) your credit card has likely been charged and yet you STILL might not have access. The renewal “warnings” indicate that personalized email addresses are up for grabs if your account lapses so this may be an even bigger issue for many people once they DO receive their codes.

Tons of people are complaining that the renewal process is simply NOT working. The common theme is the frustration that customer service is simply not happening.

I personally tend to be rather harsh when it comes to things like this. Live by the sword, die by the sword. They always try to increase the number of subscribers; they need to be prepared to service them. Customer SERVICE personnel need to treat the “fans” as respected customers. In my opinion, the proper way to deal with this is to extend access to everyone whose account has lapsed until they get caught up.



Photo of Upcoming ARC Trooper Maquette
June 16, 2004 | 3:47 PM EST | Mark B


I came across this photo today which is the first I have seen of the upcoming Gentle Giant ARC Trooper Maquette. This will be the 5th of 5 statues that are coming from Gentle Giant that feature characters from the Clone Wars cartoon series. Your local comic book stores should start taking preorders for these starting the middle of next week.



Big bad Toy Store Newsfeed
June 15, 2004 | 10:16 PM EST | Bill

This just in from The Big Bad Toy Store:

10% OFF SALE & 15% OFF ORDERS OVER $200 – We are preparing for the
onslaught of new product coming out in the 2nd half of 2004 by offering up a 10% Off ALL ‘In Stock’ Items in our current inventory (No pre-orders are on sale) As an added incentive, we will boost your bonus to 15% off the entire order if you order more than $200.00 of ‘In-Stock’ items at our current list prices! *Please read the sale info for details on how this sale works – link available on our main page. This sale is good for ALL items on the vintage menu as well as our normal In-Stock items. The sale ends Thursday morning at 10:00 AM Central Time.

Click here to shop with the Big Bad Toy Store.



Padme’s New Digs
June 15, 2004 | 9:00 PM EST | Bill

The Official Site has updated with a new feature for Hyperspace members– a tour of Padme’s new apartment on Coruscant. Check it out here.



THX1138 Now Available for Preorder
June 15, 2004 | 3:41 PM EST | Mark B is now taking preorders for George Lucas’ first feature length movie on DVD. The two disk collectors edition will set you back $18.89 (or buy it together with the Star Wars Trilogy and save a few bucks more). The DVD will be released on September 14 (a great month for Lucas fans!!!)



Some Tentative Shipping Dates
June 15, 2004 | 3:36 PM EST | Mark B

The new Diamond Comics Previews is now available for retailers, and there are some tentative ship dates for some great new Star Wars Collectibles.

As you now know, the Hasbro Sandcrawler will be a Diamond Exclusive. It is set to ship to retailers on Sept 1.

Mid September the KOTOBUKIYA Boba Fett kit will ship.

In December we will get the last of the Clone Wars Maquettes – The Clone Trooper along with the first of Gentle Giant’s Star Wars Statues – Chewbacca. Wave 2 of the Bust Up figures will hit the same time. All are scheduled for December 8.



Lucas Teases Episode III Title
June 15, 2004 | 3:30 PM EST | Ben

USA Today reports that George Lucas conceeds that fans have already correctly guessed the upcoming prequel’s title- but added that he won’t announce it until November, when the first trailer hits theaters. The guesses include Rise of the Empire, but Lucas told USA Today: “No, that’s not it.”

Is it Revenge of the Sith? Lucas smiled knowingly, backed away and teased the newspaper: “That’s a possibility. Lots of titles out there.”



Hi Res Vintage Photos
June 15, 2004 | 8:32 AM EST | Bill

We’ve just updated to bring you high resolution front and back images of the upcoming carded Vintage figures. Click here to check them out

Thanks to! for the images.



Vintage Figures and Tomy Dioramas Now At Action-HQ
June 15, 2004 | 8:10 AM EST | Bill -bringing the Best to you FIRST with Vintage Figures &
Tomy Japan Diorama Part 3!

Available NOW:
-Vintage Han Solo, Obi-Wan Kenobi & Princess Leia for just $15.95
-Tomy Japan Diorama Part 3 Set of 5 only $29.95!

Also available:
-OTC Dagobah & Bespin figures starting at $9.95 up!
-OTC Darth Vader Tie Fighter, X-Wing & Tie Fighter at $25.95 up!
-Skirmish at Carkoon 4-Pack at a Special price of $21.95!

Get yours at



Your ATTE And Drop Ship Is HERE… Sort Of
June 14, 2004 | 9:57 PM EST | Bill

Fans of Tomy’s mini-dioramas, and those who have yet to embrace these far east exclusives will be thrilled with wave 3 of the mini-dios. This one features, Yoda, Slave I, the Jedi Starfighter, Anakin on speeder, and an ATTE with Dropship! Check the pics out here.



NEW Star Wars Miniature Game from WOTC
June 14, 2004 | 9:05 PM EST | Jayson

The Official Site has updated with announcement of The Star Wars Collectable Miniature Game. Available from Wizards of the Coast in September, the entire Rebel Storm set is composed of 60 pre-painted, fully-assembled, plastic miniatures and 2 exclusives available only with the Starter Set. The Starter Set includes 10 figures (8 random, 2 exclusive) and booster packs that include 7 random figures, some of which are not available in the Starter Set. Head on over to the Official Site for complete information.



Wave 2 and 3 Galactic Heroes 
June 14, 2004 | 1:54 PM EST | Keri

YakReader Chris sends in this heads-up on the availability of the newest waves of Playskool Galactic Heroes from Action Figure Xpress.
Wave 2 contains Padme Amidala & Anakin Skywalker, Yoda & Clonetrooper, and Obi-Wan Kenobi & Jango Fett. Wave 3 contains our favorite Bounty Hunters IG-88 & Zuckuss, Dengar & Boba Fett, and Bossk & 4-LOM. The estimated ship date is in August, and if you wish to order these you may find more information here.



Hope You Have Your Credit Cards Paid Up!
June 14, 2004 | 10:00 AM EST | Mark B

Well, if you are like me, you have anxiously been awaiting new Star Wars items to be released from Master Replicas. Well, over the next couple of weeks they are going to announce a bunch of new preorders for some exciting new replicas! There are going to be 2 new FX Lightsabers – Luke from ESB (with a blue blade), and MACE WINDU!!! with a Purple Blade (oh, I MUST HAVE one of these!!!). There will also be 3 new blaster replicas – Rebel Trooper (from the opening of “A New Hope”), Princess Leia (also from the beginning of “A New Hope”) and one a lot of people have been waiting for – A Stormtrooper Blaster. And finally to top it all off – the first vehicle replica – The AT-AT. Watch here for announcements of when these items will be available for sale on the Master Replicas website.



OT Cut Scene Photo
June 14, 2004 | 8:15 AM EST | Bill

The Official Site has updated with a new image for Hyperspace members. This time it’s a photo of Camie, as “The Girl Next Door” for the cut scene in Star Wars: A New Hope.



Bounty Hunting Today: Data East Trilogy Pinball
June 13, 2004 | 1:57 PM EST | Keri

Although Pinball machines seem “old” to most young kids in arcades who do not have clue one as to how to play them, those of us who saw Star Wars when it came out in 1977 know what Pinball is all about. The pinnacle of Pinball has long since passed, but updated machines with interactive graphics and multiballs have been made recently, most being movie themed.

The auction featured today is for the best of the three Star Wars pinball machines made in my opinion, which is the 1992 Data East Trilogy Pinball. The Sega Special Edition Trilogy Pinball has great artwork on the sides and on the board itself, the Episode I Williams machine has the best graphics, but neither machine has the charm and all out play-ability of the Data East machine.

The Data East Pinball has a lever which shoots the ball, and allows the player to attempt a skill shot on the screen graphic. The board has lots of colorful graphics, a rotating Death Star and a 3-D R2-D2 who moves up and down and beeps when the ball goes under him. The Death Star door opens and if the ball goes inside it blows up on screen and you get MultiBall insanity! The voices are from the films and if you can’t already tell I have personally played this game many times over the years.

If you have the room and the available funds to purchase this particular Pinball machine, I highly recommend it. The machine in this auction is complete with the plastic Vader head topper and has been thoroughly cleaned, with all burnt bulbs and rubber bumpers replaced. Click on through to own your very own Star Wars Pinball machine today!

1992 Data East Trilogy Pinball Machine



Some Off Topic Alien vs. Predator News
June 12, 2004 | 4:13 PM EST | Keri

As many of you know I am a very big Alien fan, and I could not resist posting this link to a brand new trailer for the upcoming Alien vs. Predator movie coming to a mulit-plex near you this summer! The story appears to be well, a tad bit on the weak side, but all the Aliens and Predators fighting amongst the silly humans is absolutely irrestible from my standpoint. While we all wait for Episode III, here is a link to another highly anticipated Fox franchise film we will pack the theaters to see on August 13th.

Alien vs. Predator Trailer

Now back to our regularly scheduled Star Wars news and updates…



Exclusive Framed Manga Lithos
June 12, 2004 | 4:04 PM EST | Keri

From none other than The Official Site comes news of yet another nice Exclusive item which happens to be a limited edition of signed, framed Manga lithos. The Manga art is that from the covers of the Original Trilogy Manga comics released a few years ago. Available June 11, 2004 through June 18th, is offering the exclusive sale of the 500 framed lithos to Hyperspace Members only at first, then after June 18th they will be available to everyone.

If you are a fan of Star Wars and like Anime as well, these would look great on any wall in your house!



Bounty Hunting Today: Plush Jedi Mickey Mouse
June 12, 2004 | 12:34 AM EST | Keri

The large bulk of items available for those who are lucky enough to attend the Star Wars Weekends Events in Orlando at Disneyworld seem to be pins and the occasional T-shirt and poster.

Today’s featured auction breaks that mold as it is for a Mickey Mouse as a Jedi Knight plush doll. The familiar mascot of all things Disney has adopted many guises throughout his lengthy career including a wizard, a tailor and now the formidable mouse dons a Jedi Robe and carries a blue bladed Lightsaber. The plush of course is a Disneyworld exclusive and has Star Wars Weekends 2004 embroidered on his foot. If you collect Star Wars plush dolls or Disney exclusives then this very well done Jedi Mickey will be a welcomed new addition!

Disneyworld Exclusive Jedi Mickey Plush



A New Hope Slot Machine!
June 11, 2004 | 12:35 AM EST | Keri

Straight from The Official Site comes news of a brand new Slot Machine made by IGT based on A New Hope coming to casinos at the end of 2004.

Players may find it more than irrestible to play these new one-armed bandits due to the multiple bells and whistles that sets this slot apart from the rows upon rows of other slots. Joe Kaminkow, IGT Vice President of Product Design shares details of this new slot: “Real 3D motion-captured artwork is also evident in the game and takes slot machines to a new level achieved by very few games or even motion pictures. The game also has a unique mechanical representation of the Death Star that hovers high above the game, rotates and stops on winning values — sort of an orb-shaped wheel. To play it all you do is select the maximum lines available as well as maximum bet and you are qualified for an opportunity to win a multimillion-dollar jackpot. In the bonus you try to advance through the Death Star to escape and eventually help Luke and Han blow it up at the end of the bonus round.”

Although I cannot locate any pictures as of yet, it sounds like a very interesting and very colorful slot machine. I myself will be leaving shortly to have my honeymoon in Las Vegas and wish these new Star Wars slots were there already to be played. You may read the entire article here.



New Customs At Star Construx
June 10, 2004 | 10:04 PM EST | Bill

The german Star Construx has updated the page today with the “Return of the Jedi” wave which includes 8 custom-figures build by Harald Flügge.

There are Shasa Teil “female Ishi Tib” (Jabba’s Palace), Leia Slave (Jabba’s Palace), Gammorean Guard, Yarna d’ al’ Gargan (Jabba’s Palace), Doalyn (Jabba’s Skiff), Attark “male Hoover” (Jabba’s Palace), Ak – Rev ( Drummer in Jabba’s Palace) and an imp. Bikerscout!

They’ve also changed the design of the page, to bring a new look and easier navigation to StarconstruX. Stop at Star Construx and check it all out!



NEW Before the Helmet Image
June 10, 2004 | 5:02 PM EST | Jayson

This week’s photo is entitled “Captive Audience” which shows (highlight to read)Palpatine restrained in what will be General Grevious’ quarters 



Check Your Inboxes!
June 10, 2004 | 4:02 PM EST | Jayson

The latest Star Wars Homing Beacon #112 arrived today, giving a great description of the opening space battle, complete with ship movement descriptions. Hyperspace members can view anamatic stills in the latest Episode III Post Notes, too!



Hasbro Updates…
June 10, 2004 | 11:20 AM EST | Mark

Here is a nice look of the Jedi Council together…

NEW Jedi Council Scene Packs! Available Exclusively at Toys R Us!
Make sure to visit your local Toys R Us this summer to get the two new additions to the Jedi Council Scenes collection, both from The Phantom Menace. Scene 1 includes Yoda, Qui-Gon Jinn, and Ki-Adi-Mundi. Scene 2 includes Obi-Wan Kenobi, Plo Koon, and Eeth Koth.

More pictures at Hasbro’s site


More information on the new Falcon…

The Original Trilogy Collection brings back the ultimate Star Wars vehicle! The OTC Millennium Falcon has all of its original great features with some exciting new additions. This version of the legendary spaceship includes:

-New light-up back engine thrusters
-Firing missile
-Make the jump to hyperspace with lights and sounds
-Flying and blaster sounds
-Redesigned cockpit to fit the 3 ¾” figures more easily
-And the black and silver Original Trilogy Collection package – reminiscent of the 1970’s, but with new, updated graphics.

More news and images at the site…



More Bantha Tracks 
June 10, 2004 | 8:04 AM EST | Bill

The Official Site has just announced that we will soon be seeing even more issues of Bantha Tracks. In addition to now having Bantha Tracks in EVERY issue of the Star Wars Insider, there will be Biweekly electronic issues on The Official Site. Read the full article here.



Clone Wars Wave 3 Details
June 9, 2004 | 9:16 PM EST | Bill

Pete over at The Private Universe has posted the 411 on the 4 figures for Wave 3 of the Animated Clone Wars Figures— Grevious, C3PO, R2-D2, and PADME (here’s hoping it’s her snow outfit!).



Bounty Hunting Today: Master Replicas Artist Proofs
June 9, 2004 | 7:44 PM EST | Keri

We are all familiar with the prop replicas avaialble to the general public for purchase, built in exacting standards to their movie counterparts by Master Replicas. However, today’s auction provides some artist proofs which are not necessarily made easily available to the general collector.

The artist proofs are used to mass produce the specific prop, and are used for publicity shots or used at trade shows to promote “the next big thing” soon to be available for purchase. Artist proofs are very limited and for the collector looking for something outstanding to add to a prop collection, this is one of the pinnacles, outside of owning a movie-used prop.

The auction featured below is for an artist proof Yoda Lightsaber, with a reasonable Buy-it-now price if you wish to end the auction and add it to your collection. Always remember to check any sellers other auctions for any other related items they may have for sale. Such as today’s seller who has more artist proof and prototype prop items including a piece from the 1979 film Alien.

Master Replicas Artist Proof Yoda Lightsaber



Galaxies For Free?
June 9, 2004 | 8:18 AM EST | Bill

Lucasgames is now offering a 14 day free trial for Star Wars Galaxies. If you’re an RPGer, check out all the details here.



Vader’s TIE Fighter In Stock
June 9, 2004 | 7:09 AM EST | Mark

Over at Amazon, you can now pick up the Darth Vader’s TIE Fighter as it is now in stock.

Also there are a few of the Basic Figure: Battle of Yavin – Tie Fighter Pilot in stock.



Entertainment Earth Newsfeed
June 8, 2004 | 11:11 PM EST | Bill

Order your own Star Wars sidekick now straight form Entertainment Earth.

Star Wars – The Original Trilogy Collection (OTC) 3 3/4 inch Basic
Action Figure Assortment Sidekick / Floor Display. Display is
decorated in the all-new Original Trilogy theme. Measures 57.75″ H x
14″ W x 18″ D. Master Carton dimensions: 20.875″ H x 14.375″ W x 12.5″
D. This item also contains 24 individually packaged Original Trilogy
Collection action figures including 4x Biker Scout (OTC #11), 2x
Chewbacca (OTC #8), 2x Princess Leia (OTC #9), 2x Luke Skywalker –
Dagobah (OTC #1), 2x Yoda – Dagobah (OTC #2), 2x Hologram / Spirit of
Obi-Wan Kenobi (OTC #3), 2x R2-D2 Dagobah Swamp (OTC #4), 2x Luke
Skywalker – X-Wing (OTC #5), 2x Luke Skywalker – Jedi (OTC #6), 2x Han Solo (OTC #7), 2x Darth Vader (OTC #10) (subject to change). Click here to order.



Big Bad Toy Store Newsfeed
June 8, 2004 | 11:05 PM EST | Bill

This just in from The Big Bad Toy Store:
Hi – Here is a quick update from about some great new arrivals!
STAR WARS: The Trilogy X-Wing and TIE Fighter have just arrived and are available for $22.99 each. More Unleashed wave 9 figures have arrived – Leia and Obi-Wan – both available separately. We’ve also restocked some of the soldout Saga figures including Holographic Luke, Rappertunie, Tanus Spijek, and Sail Barge Lando. We’ve also cut prices on some other recent releases including Bossk, Dengar, Admiral Ozzel and others! Check it out here.



Continue The Clone Wars Will
June 8, 2004 | 10:31 PM EST | Bill

That’s right, The Official Site has just announced that the Animated Clone Wars Series will continue. There will be 5 more installments– each of which will be 4 times longer than the 20 chapers we’ve already seen (12 minutes instead of 3!) Read the full story here. The Wars continue in March 2005!



Drum Roll… The Surprise Figure Is:…
June 8, 2004 | 8:40 PM EST | Bill

It looks like some astute work by Kevin over at The Trade Federation may have uncovered the “secret” Star Wars figure. He noticed that R2DToys is listing an OTC Emperor – Starwars shop special figure with this description: “This is an exclusive figure from the official Star Wars website ! ” More as it develops.



Bounty Hunting Bonus: Vintage Vinyl Figure Cases
June 8, 2004 | 1:49 PM EST | Keri

While doing the time-honored tradition of surfing Ebay, looking for those bargain priced “hidden” auctions, I ran across a very nice lot of 4 Vintage vinyl action figure carrying cases. The auction includes the Star Wars design case, 2 different Empire Strikes back designs and a peach of a hard to find Return of the Jedi case. If you are looking for a near complete set of these vinyl figure cases, (the only one missing is the Star Wars design with ESB logo) this auction is a no reserve with a nice low opening bid. Remember that searching Ebay high and low for bargains can pay off in the long run for a collection on a budget.

4 Vintage Vinyl Action Figure Cases



Bounty Hunting Today: ESB Laserdisc Proof Sheet
June 8, 2004 | 1:17 PM EST | Keri

While today’s item is interesting and something that I have not seen before, it may not be for everyone’s collection and/or tastes. However, for those collectors looking for anything unusual that is vintage Star Wars this is something not found everyday.

Today’s auction is for a printer’s proof for the cover art for the Empire Strikes Back RCA CED Laserdisc. In the early days of home video, the CED Laserdiscs preceded the Laserdiscs that were like 12″ LP sized DVD’s and CD’s. The CED Laserdiscs were thin “sheets” that contained the movie which were incased in a hard plastic cover that was then inserted into the player. They were big and bulky and weren’t around for too long, but some of the top sellers were Star Wars and Empire Strikes Back.

The proof sheet has the beautiful ESB Style A poster art on the front with various stock photos on the back as well as a description of the film. Again, for collectors looking for every bit of Star Wars they can get their hands on, this is certainly something not easily found.

Empire Strikes Back Laserdisc Cover Art Proof Sheet



Silver Sandtrooper At Confirmed
June 8, 2004 | 8:33 AM EST | Bill

The Official Site is confirming that the summer convention exclusive Silver Sandtrooper will be available at, and Hyperspace members will have an early ordering opportunity. Also there will be an exclusive figure available this fall (other than the Silver trooper) from Read the full story here.



Amazon Sale
June 8, 2004 | 8:24 AM EST | Mark

Here are a few items on sale over at Amazon….
X-Wing Fighter Red Leader $19.98 (33% off)
Return of the Jedi Figure: Jabba the Hutt $9.99 (17% off)
12″ Bounty Hunter Zam Wessel $6.98 (65% off)

And here are three new pre-orders….
Trilogy Vintage Series 12″ Figure: Stormtrooper
Trilogy Vintage Series 12″ Figure: Luke Skywalker
Trilogy Vintage Series 12″ Figure: Boba Fett



More New Figures On Tap?
June 8, 2004 | 8:15 AM EST | Bill

The scavenger team over at The Jawa has updated with a new list of rumored figures from Hasbro– just to mention a few highlights:

A certain long awaited (and often seen on Ebay in prototype form) Darth Vader

4 cantina figures– Hem Dazon is one of them

The rest of the Empire Bounty Hunters yet to be redone

Also Deluxe figures and a couple of large beasts.

Oh and a little piece of news we brought you a while back– the Twin Pod Cloud Car!

Read the full list here!



Hyperspace Discounts
June 7, 2004 | 8:52 PM EST | Bill

The Official Site has just announced discounts at the for Hyperspace members– 10% on select items. Check it out here.



Got Your Jedi Tennis
June 7, 2004 | 8:47 PM EST | Bill

This just in from Yak Reader Tyler sent in this report:

Here’s a link to some Nike Jedi shoes from a friend of mine in Japan. Check it out here.



Bounty Hunting Today: Custom General Grievous
June 6, 2004 | 11:07 AM EST | Keri

I always appreciate the countless hours and effort that go into making completely custom figures, and the auction spotlighted today is no exception.

Today’s auction is for a fully custom General Grievous, the mysterious new character introduced to us in the Clone Wars cartoons, and will also appear in Episode III. Each piece of this figure was constructed by the seller, and the figure includes many nice features such as magnetic points on the hands, feet and belt which can hold lightsabers, a magnetically attached cloth cape and a base which he can stand upon when not slaughtering Jedi.

The detail, paint and likeness on this figure are astounding making this a stunning addition to any collection.

Custom 3 3/4″ General Grievous



Original Trilogy DVD Trailer On-Line
June 5, 2004 | 10:31 PM EST | Bill

The Official Site has updated with the official trailer for the Original Trilogy on DVD. Not only does it have some very nice footage from the original trilogy but also a few clips from the bonus features as well. If you’re a Hyperspace member, click here to check it out.



New Ultimate Trilogy and Clone Wars Sticker Books
June 5, 2004 | 2:22 PM EST | Keri

As reported on the official Star Wars Kids site, this Fall, look for the new Ultimate Sticker Books featuring images from the Classic Trilogy as well as the Clone Wars cartoon saga by DK Publishing at your local bookstore. Each book has 60 full-color stickers of characters, droids, vehicles and more that are reusable, which means hours of play for any Youngling or Padawan. Also, there are sevreal pages of full-color backgrounds of locations from the Star Wars Universe for you to recreate your favorite scenes from the films. You can read more about the books here.



Bounty Hunting Today: ROTJ Kites
June 5, 2004 | 1:54 PM EST | Keri

Although the weather is starting to get warmer as summer is upon most of us in the world, hot windy afternoons are perfect for the time-honored tradition of flying a kite. The only kite to fly of course is one with some sort of Star Wars design emblazened on it!

Today’s auction features two vintage ROTJ kites made by Spectra Star back in 1983. Spectra Star made many different Star Wars as well as Indiana Jones themed kites in the 1980s which included a Wicket design, Speeder Bike Dragon tail, a multi-character box kite (the coolest in my opinion) and a Vader Streamer Kite. The Luke and Vader kites, like Wicket up for bids in today’s auction are more of a classic kite shape. The kites are mint in their original sealed plastic packaging and retain their bright colors.

Although not for every collector, these kites are a great addition to those who enjoy every aspect the Star Wars licensing machine has to offer.

Vintage ROTJ Luke & Vader Kites MISP



Star Wars Millenium Falcon Spaceship
June 5, 2004 | 10:39 AM EST | Mark

Now ready for Pre-Order is the Millenium Falcon Spaceship. This is a TRU Exclusive.
The best known, most heroic ship from the original trilogy, “brought to life” with lights and authentic movie sounds! Features electronic lights and sounds, New light-up engine thrusters, firing missiles, and hyperspace mode. Opening cockpit. Interior fits lots of figures!



Vintage Yoda And Lando Photos
June 4, 2004 | 2:35 PM EST | Bill

Yak Reader Egates just sent in this report:

If you click on this link, there are small preview images of the new VOTC Yoda and Lando… to my knowledge, these haven’t been featured on any sites yet…

Thanks for the report! Click here to check them out.



Vintage Style Darth Vader Detailed Photos
June 4, 2004 | 8:45 AM EST | Bill

Hasbro’s Star Wars Page is treating us to a lot of updates this week– this time it’s the vintage style Darth Vader– more articulation, new sculpt, and even a well done cloak “chain” check it out here.



At Last It’s Official
June 4, 2004 | 8:43 AM EST | Bill

We heard a few days ago, however Hasbro’s Star Wars Page has just confirmed that the Sandcrawler is coming this fall as an exclusive to Diamond Comics. In addition to one of the most wanted vehicles itself, it will come with the “death star droid” and 2 Jawas. Read the full story here.



The Exclusives Are Falling Into Place
June 4, 2004 | 8:30 AM EST | Bill

While Hasbro hasn’t issued any confirmation, it looks like the full story has been revealed about the DVD Special Edition figure packs. The Official Site’s Cargo Bay section has been updated ot include the DVD Special Edition Figure sets— it shows them to be Wal-Mart Exclusives. Check it out here.



Darth Vader’s Tie Boxed Pictures
June 4, 2004 | 8:25 AM EST | Bill

We’ve just updated again to bring you boxed photos of the upcoming TRU Exclusive Darth Vader’s Tie Fighter. Check them out here. Thanks to Action HQ for the photos



Bounty Hunting Today: Vintage Jawa Sandcrawler
June 3, 2004 | 9:38 PM EST | Keri

As many of you know, I was away for quite some time as I was preparing for and did get married. I now happily return to my posting duties and bring you a brand new edition of Bounty Hunting Today.

As many fans rejoiced, the new Sandcrawler was brought out of the shadows of near destruction to once again lope across the tractless voids of own Tattoine dioramas in the very near future. Also, the countless pictures of the new OTC line harkened me back to the simpler times where it all began in the toy universe with the original Kenner remote control Sandcrawler.

The Kenner Sandcrawler was large and bulky, all molded in one color burnt-orange plastic with the obligatory decals to be stuck on, only to fall off after some spirited play. The Sandcrawler was oh so cool, and well to me still is today. They are rather hard to find boxed and complete, as well as expensive to say the least. However, just as Ebay can be a blessing as well as a curse (due to the scalping), it can also bring about less than perfect but still presentable subjects for very reasonable prices. Today’s Sandcrawler is a perfect example of just that: something incomplete and not perfect, but nonetheless at a price most anyone at any level of collecting can afford: $2.95 as an opening bid price. This Sandcrawler is missing its elevator, as most loose specimens do, but it still works which is a big plus. After a nice cleaning, and some traveling around the house, this Sandcrawler would be a great companion to the updated version arriving soon.

Vintage Loose Jawa Sandcrawler



Scalping @ A New High??
June 3, 2004 | 9:15 PM EST | Mark

Now, we are all well aware of the scalpers on the web. However in browsing Ebay today, I WAS STUNNED to see these two auctions.

Brought to you by Cloud City Collectibles, I will not even post a link to their site at this point. They have two R2-D2 OTC (YES THE BRAND NEW FIGURES) listed at a WHOPPING $34.99 each. They are AFA Rated at 8.5. These are not a 10, which in either case you could probably pick them up at the store in the same or better condition for the Retail price of $5.99. I find this very offensive as a collector. I could care less if it is AFA rated. A $30 markup on these new figures to me, brings in a new all time high to scalping.

You can view one of these outrageous auctions here…



NEW Before the Helmet Image
June 3, 2004 | 8:30 PM EST | Jayson

This week’s photo is entitled “Hayden Hangs Around” which shows (highlight to read)a behind the scenes look at Anakin in stunt rigging to recreate some special “Force-aided” acrobatics. 



For the Over 21 Crowd
June 3, 2004 | 6:06 PM EST | Mark B

Ready for the latest collaboration between George Lucas and Francis Coppola? How about a 2002 Lucas Skywalker Ranch Chardonnay? This has been a hugely popular wine from the Niebaum-Coppola Winery. At $30 a bottle, it is pretty expensive compared to action figures, but pretty inexpensive as far as wine is concerned. I have personally had some of the Coppola Merlot and I’ll tell you, it was incredible. If you are of legal age, pick up a bottle – hey, you can pop it open to celebrate the release of Star Wars on DVD later this year!



New Master Replicas Releases Today
June 3, 2004 | 9:43 AM EST | Mark B

If you happen to be a fan of that OTHER Star Thing show as well as Star Wars,Master Replicas has released a couple of really cool Star Trek replicas today. I believe both are from the original TV series. They have a new Klingon Disruptor (Pistol), and a Tricorder. The one thing that always impressed me about Star Trek was how items from that show ended up being developed in real life. If you think about it, that Tricorder is kind of the grandfather of today’s PDAs….now if we could just develop a Transporter….

And now back to our regularly scheduled programming…



Boxed Original Trilogy X-Wing And Tie Fighter Images
June 3, 2004 | 8:31 AM EST | Bill

We’ve just updated to bring you detailed boxed images of the Original Trilogy X-Wing and Tie Fighter. Check out all the pics here.

Thanks to Action-HQ for these new images!



Action-HQ Newsfeed– OT X-Wing; Tie Fighter; Bespin Wave NOW IN STOCK
June 3, 2004 | 8:09 AM EST | Bill

This just in from Action-HQ

STAR WARS NEW Bespin & Trilogy Figures!
AHQ is bringing it to you FIRST once again & this week with Bespin & OTC figures! Available are newly molded figures Bespin Princess Leia, Cloud Car Pilot & Lobot and re-carded OTC R2D2, C-3PO, Boba Fett, Obi-Wan, Stormtrooper & Wicket. Price starts from just $9.95.

STAR WARS 3 NEW Vehicles Available NOW!
Why go anywhere else when you know AHQ will bring it to you FIRST & at some of the best price possible for a collectibles store! Get your Star Wars OTC vehicles weeks & months ahead of everyone else. Now shipping are Vader’s Tie Fighter, X-Wing & Tie Fighter at just $29.95up!

Click here to check them out!



ILM Models on Display in Chicago
June 2, 2004 | 11:44 PM EST | Keri

If you live in the Chicago area and would like to see the ILM Models of the AT-AT, a full size Speeder Bike, (wow!) the Coruscant Skyline from Episode 2 and a full size Sebulba you are in luck!

As reported on the official site, on May 28, the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago unveils the exhibit entitled Action! An Adventure in Moviemaking. The exhibit also features models from the Indiana Jones Trilogy, E.T. The Mummy and Hunt For Red October.

For more information on the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago and on the exhibit itself you may visit their official website here. They also have some pretty cool wallpaper you can download to your own screen.



Channeling The Force
June 2, 2004 | 10:14 PM EST | Bill

Always in motion the future is… however the Yak’s sources are very attuned to messages about future goodies. We’ve just seen the reports of the Sandcrawlers eventual release which have been around for some time proven true. Now the force brings word that one of the last Vintage vehicles to be released is high on Hasbro’s plans for a future release. While a release time is unclear, our sources say the Cloud Car will see a modern release— just what we need now that the Cloud Car Pilot has joined the modern line. The ghost of yakface past is usually quite on point… but you don’t have to take our word for it.



The Sandcrawler Is Coming This Fall
June 2, 2004 | 9:02 PM EST | Bill

The early reports were correct– the Sandcrawler is back on its track. Diamond Comics has picked it up as a exclusive. Entertainment Earth is now taking preorders for ithere.



Gentle Giant Green Clone Trooper Sargeant Arrives!
June 2, 2004 | 11:55 AM EST | Keri

I was awoken this morning with the ring of my doorbell, only to find a large box from FedEx containing my Gentle Giant Exclusive Green Sargeant Clone Trooper mini-bust ordered from

The packing was very good, with the Clone Trooper’s box wrapped in bubble wrap, surrounded by big wads of packing paper to insure no harm to the Clone Trooper’s Gentle Giant box. All in all, I am very pleased with the Star Wars Shop. It seems after the initial glitch in the ordering system, things have defintely improved all the way around.



The Latest E3 Video Is Now Up On Hyperspace
June 2, 2004 | 8:29 AM EST | Bill

The Official Site has updated with a new video for Hyperspace members– this one deals with the part of the interior of a ship which appears in E3. Check it out here.



Disney Weekends Photo
June 1, 2004 | 11:05 PM EST | Keri

YakReader Dennis was kind enough to share this photo he took of our favorite droid actor Anthony Daniels with his C-3PO counterpart on hand.



Talking Yoda Seek You?
June 1, 2004 | 10:17 PM EST | Bill

The Original Trilogy series Ask Yoda has just appeared on Ebay. Click here to check out detailed front and back images.



KnollVision #1
June 1, 2004 | 9:45 PM EST | Jayson

Visit the The Official Site for a new weekly 3-D feature callled “KnollVision” that lets you explore a Episode III set via “Virtual Reality.” Hyperspace members only need apply.



Tsuneo Sanda’s Website
June 1, 2004 | 8:55 AM EST | Mark B

Tsuneo Sanda writes in to let us know his website SANDAWORLD.COM is now up and fully operational. In case the name doesn’t ring a bell, don’t worry, head on over and check out his Star Wars artwork – you’ll probably recognize the artwork before the name! Tsuneo has done some of the best Star Wars artwork I have ever seen. Enjoy.



12″ Vintage Luke Loose Photos
June 1, 2004 | 8:42 AM EST | Bill

We’ve just updated to bring you the latest loose detailed photos of the upcoming 12″ vintage style Luke Skywalker. Check them out here. Oh and did we mention Luke finally gets the Kung Fu grip?



The Empire Strikes Back DVD Special Edition Figures
June 1, 2004 | 8:30 AM EST | Bill

That was fast, yesterday these DVD special edition figures surfaced on Ebay, now the Empire set has surfaced. Check out the photos of the DVD special edition figureshere.

May 2004 Archive

The DVD Edition Figures
May 31, 2004 | 8:38 PM EST | Bill

While all of the figures in the package are reissues, this new series, samples of which have just appeared on Ebay, has some of the most striking packaging we’ve seen in a long time. Oh, and it looks like there will be a set for Return of the Jedi and Empire as well. Check out the photos of the DVD special edition figures here.



Bespin Wave Carded Photos
May 31, 2004 | 11:17 AM EST | Bill

We’ve updated to bring you carded photos (front and back) of the Bespin wave.Click here to check them out.

Thanks to Action-HQ for the photos.



OTC Bespin Wave In Stock Now
May 31, 2004 | 10:35 AM EST | Bill -Bringing the Best to you FIRST with OTC Bespin
figures & lots more!

Available FIRST are:
-OTC Bespin Princess Leia, Cloud Car Pilot & Lobot for $13.95 each!
-OTC R2D2, C-3PO, boba Fett, Obi Wan, Stormtrooper & Wicket only
$9.95 each!

Also availabe are:
-OTC Dagobah Luke, Yoda, Spirit of Obi-Wan & R2D2 for $13.95!
-OTC Chewbacca, Darth Vader, Han Solo, Luke Jedi & Luke X-Wing
Pilot only $9.95 each!

And another assortment also coming this week. VINTAGE? Check
back with us daily as lots of new Star Wars are just showing up on our doorsteps!

Click HERE to get yours FIRST!



TRU Endor Ambush Photos
May 30, 2004 | 5:43 PM EST | Bill

We’ve updated to bring you boxed photos of TRU’s upcoming Endor Ambush Exclusive here. Thanks to Ebay seller Hotreals for the images.



Seinar Fleet Systems Interceptor Prototype
May 30, 2004 | 5:23 PM EST | Bill

Otherwise known as Vader’s Tie Figher. 

At last we know what TRU’s exclusive Vader’s Tie Fighter looks like– the POTF2 version with revised paint ops, and a vader figure. These images just appeared at 4 check out their report here.



The Circle is Now TOTALLY Complete
May 30, 2004 | 5:19 PM EST | Bill

We’ve heard that we would have the center section of for the Jedi Council by the time TRU finished their exclusives and it was partially confirmed with photos appeared on Ebay a few weeks ago of the first 2 TRU sets. Now we can say it is confirmed by this image which just surfaced at 4 check out their report here.



The Cestus Deception Comes Out Tuesday
May 30, 2004 | 10:24 AM EST | Mark B


The new Clone Wars Novel: The Cestus Deception comes out this Tuesday in bookstores everywhere (or click the link above to order from The story seems to revolve around Obi-Wan and Kit Fisto as they go to Ord Cestus to investigate new “Bio-Droids” (sound familiar?). Sounds like a great read – and a little more to get you excited (like you needed more) for Episode III!



Fan Club Breakfasts For 2004 Begin In San Diego
May 29, 2004 | 5:38 PM EST | Bill

While the Fan Club has passed back to Lucasfilm, the Fan Club Breakfasts which started last summer will continue. The first will be in San Diego on July 24th, of course there will be the usual goodie bags– Silver Sandtroopers… and more. The Official Site has all the details here.



Anthony Daniels, Andy Secombe… Star Wars Weekends #3
May 29, 2004 | 5:34 PM EST | Bill

As we pause to remember all of those who have served this Memorial Day, Star Wars Weekends #5 is taking place at Disney World in Orlando. Check out all the coverage on the Official Site right here.



Fan Club Revisions 
May 28, 2004 | 8:34 PM EST | Bill

Yak Reader Iceburgh sent in this report:

“I was trying to find out from the fanclub since I had a few issues to go when I would get the Hyperspace part since I subscribed to the magazine for years. This was the reply I got: Our records show that you have 6 issues left. Your subscription will expire with the June/July 2005 issue. In order to have your Star Wars Insider and your Hyperspace expire together, you will need to renew your Star Wars Insider subscription closer to its expiration date.

We apologize for this inconvenience. If you should need further assistance, please be sure to include all previous e-mail correspondence.

Star Wars Insider
So in other words I would always have more issues of the magazine then access to Hyperspace. Talk about being complicated for record keeping and a way for the Fan Club to make more money. So maybe others may want to wait before renewing the subscriptions.”



Star Wars Sale
May 28, 2004 | 8:28 PM EST | Bill

The Big Bad Toy Store is running sale on in stock products– 10% off for Memorial Day. Check out their new Star Wars products in stock here.



NEW Before the Helmet Image
May 27, 2004 | 8:24 PM EST | Jayson

This week’s photo is entitled “I’m On The Leader” which shows (highlight to read) A very determined Anakin chasing down a enemy combatant in his New Jedi Starfighter.



Boba Fett? Where? …..Ummm, NASA??
May 27, 2004 | 5:15 PM EST | Mark B

Ok, talk about life imitating art. Check out THIS ARTICLE that talks about the new “Robonaut” that NASA is developing to take over some of the more dangerous spacewalking activities that astronauts currently do. Let’s just say he passes more than a slight resemblance to a certain clone in Mandalorian Armor.



Vintage Tatooine Luke Carded And Loose
May 27, 2004 | 8:22 AM EST | Bill

Hasbro has just updated their Star Wars website with carded and loose photos of the upcoming vintage style Tatooine Luke. Check it out here.



The Cestus Deception Interview
May 27, 2004 | 8:18 AM EST | Bill

If you can’t wait for the June 1 release date for the next hardcover Star Wars Novel, The Cestus Deception, The Official Site has updated with an interview with Steve Barnes, the novel’s author, to tide you over the next few days.Check it out here.



Stormtroopers And Ewoks… Part 2…
May 27, 2004 | 7:12 AM EST | Mark

Over at Amazon, the Death Star Chase Stormtrooper is now listed in stock. Good way to build up an army.

Also in stock..
Assault on Endor Ewok with Attack Glider $9.99



OTC Tie Fighter
May 26, 2004 | 8:47 PM EST | Mark

For your viewing pleasure here are some first looks at the boxed image of theOTC Tie Fighter. Click on over to see several high quality images.



QNA Time
May 26, 2004 | 7:21 AM EST | Mark

John has provided new answers to your new questions. Grab something to drink and Click on over. When you have finished reading, send in your own questions.



Pre-Orders @ Entertainment Earth
May 26, 2004 | 7:15 AM EST | Mark

Original Trilogy Basic Figures Wave 8.75
2x Tusken Raider (OTC #24), 2x Jawa (OTC #23), 2x Snowtrooper (OTC
#25), 1x Luke Skywalker Jedi (OTC #6), 1x Han Solo (OTC #7), 1x
Princess Leia (OTC #9), 1x Boba Fett (OTC #14), 1x Obi-Wan Kenobi (OTC #15), 1x TIE Fighter Pilot (OTC #21) (subject to change).

Original Trilogy Basic Figures Wave 8.25
2x Luke Skywalker Dagobah (OTC #1), 1x Yoda Dagobah (OTC #2), 1x
Holographic Obi-Wan Kebnobi (OTC #3), 1x Dagobah R2-D2 (OTC #4), 2x
Cloud Car Pilot (OTC #19), 2x Lobot (OTC #20), 1x Princess Leia (OTC
#9), 1x Darth Vader (OTC #10), 1x TIE Fighter Pilot (OTC #21) (subject to change).

Original Trilogy Basic Figures Wave 8 & 9 Alt.
1x Luke Skywalker Dagobah (OTC #1), 1x Yoda Dagobah (OTC #2), 1x
Holographic / Spirit of Obi-Wan Kenobi (OTC #3), 1x R2-D2 – Dagobah
Swamp (OTC #4), 1x Luke Skywalker – X-Wing Pilot (OTC #5), 1x Luke
Skywalker – Jedi (OTC #6), 1x Han Solo (OTC #7), 1x Darth Vader (OTC
#10), 1x C-3PO (OTC #13), 1x Boba Fett (OTC #14), 1x Stormtrooper (OTC #16), 1x Greedo (OTC #22) (subject to change).

Original Trilogy Vintage Figures Wave 2
2x Darth Vader – Empire Strikes Back (NEW), 2x Yoda – Empire Strikes
Back (NEW), 2x Lando Calrissian – Empire Strikes Back (NEW) 1x Han
Solo, 1x Luke Skywalker (subject to change)

Original Trilogy Vintage Figures Wave 2.5
2x C-3P0 – Empire Strikes Back (NEW), 1x Darth Vader – Empire Strikes Back (NEW), 1x Yoda – Empire Strikes Back (NEW), 1x Han Solo – A New Hope, 1x Luke Skywalker – A New Hope, 1x Obi-Wan Kenobi – A New Hope, 1x Princess Leia – A New Hope (subject to change)



Rocky Roads For Amazon & TRU
May 26, 2004 | 7:07 AM EST | Mark

Reuters has posted an article about a newly filed lawsuit. The Online Division of Toy-R-Us has filed a lawsuit against

“According to Toys R Us, its contract with the Web retailer states that is the only authorised seller of toy and game and baby products on the platform through 2010. When the deal was signed in August 2000, stopped selling products through its own site to move to”

It would appear that Amazon is not holding up it’s end of the contract. Check out the link above for the full article.



OTC Ships In Stock
May 25, 2004 | 7:37 AM EST | Mark

Over at Entertainment Earth they currently have in stock the new OTC X-Wing and TIE Fighter. Head on over and pick them up.



New OTC Images
May 25, 2004 | 7:26 AM EST | Mark

Here are some nice shots of the Cloud Car Pilot and the Lobot carded figs. They are up for auction by gtr430s. Click on each image to see the full size shot.



Boba Fett? Boba Fett, Where???
May 25, 2004 | 7:18 AM EST | Mark

If you are a Boba Fett, you will be interested in the newest Medicom version. If you can read Japanese and can translate this page, please send us a note. Until then, here are some nice shots.



Attention Stackpole Fans
May 24, 2004 | 9:51 PM EST | Bill

The Official Site has updated with a Michael Stackpole story centered on everyone’s favorite Jedi in green— Corran Horn titled Missed Chance. Check it out in their Hyperspace section here.



Episode III Image
May 24, 2004 | 9:48 AM EST | Mark B (a website for comic book retailers), has posted a couple of images from the new “Heritage” line of trading cards from Topps. Included in these is a card from the Episode III cards showing Anakin and Senator Palpatine. Click the link above to read the story and see the card (as always, if you are trying to avoid info about Episode III – don’t click through!)



Star Wars Weekends Part 2
May 24, 2004 | 8:28 AM EST | Bill

The Official Site has updated with the second of their Star Wars weekends features. Once again in addition to copy describing the highlights for this weekend, they also have their photo viewer with the sights of the second Star Wars Weekend. Check it out here.



TRU Exclusive Jedi Council Screen Scene Boxed Photos
May 22, 2004 | 11:34 PM EST | Bill

Earlier in the week, loose photos of the first two TRU Exclusive Jedi Council Screen Scenes surfaced on Ebay. Now the variation hunters over have posted pics of the upcoming Jedi Council I Screen Scene in OTC packaging. As you will see in the photo, the “center” floor section is clearly visible “under” the floor section holding the 3 figures and the 2 Council Member chairs. Check it out here.



Need Stormtroopers??? Ewoks??
May 22, 2004 | 8:55 AM EST | Mark

Over at Amazon, the Death Star Chase Stormtrooper is now listed in stock. Good way to build up an army.

Also in stock..
Assault on Endor Ewok with Attack Glider $9.99



THX1138 Coming to DVD
May 21, 2004 | 10:11 AM EST | Mark B

Well, September gets even better for fans of George Lucas movies! George’s first feature length movie THX1138 is being released on DVD on September 14th. And it is coming out as THX1138: The George Lucas Director’s Cut. Just before the release, starting September 10th, 20 cities across the US will have the movie in theaters. A partial list of cities is here. Look for preorders to start soon!



Silver Sandtrooper Carded
May 21, 2004 | 8:34 AM EST | Bill

We’ve just updated to bring you the latest images to appear of the upcoming Silver Sandtrooper slated for release at the summer conventions and also through Click here to check them out.



Want An Extra Hand, How About Two?
May 21, 2004 | 8:24 AM EST | Bill

We’ve just updated to bring you detailed loose images of the Original Trilogy Luke Dagobah. Click here to check them out. Thanks to Action-HQ for the images.



TRU Jabba’s 4 -Pack In Stock
May 21, 2004 | 7:11 AM EST | Mark

The Star Wars 3.75″ Jabba’s Palace 4-Pack Figures is now in stock and shipping within 24 hours. Head on over and pick one up.



Target Cups Fan Review
May 20, 2004 | 10:29 PM EST | Bill

This just in from Yak Reader Machofrijol:

I just came from Target and I picked up the Character cups. Anakin (yawn) was no surprise but looking at the Luke I was a little taken back. I expected that this was going to be the only new (reconstructed) figure of the series but looking at the figure what I expected was all wrong. I expected the Power of the Force Luke body with the Power of the Jedi Head. What I found was different. The only way you can really tell is by looking at the breathing devise on his chest. The tubes are different from the Luke POTF version. The torso is actually from Wedge Antilles from the old Power of the Force Cinema Scene. The arms and legs appear to be the same as the Power of the Force Carded Version, along with his head! Even though that back of the box shows the POTJ Version it’s the old POTF carded version. The only other thing that I could find different is his collar. It’s one solid circle around his neck. No other X-wing Pilot figure has that. (My collection is loose, as they all should be, so that makes comparing easier.) If I am wrong I would appreciate someone letting me know. I hope this info helps collectors out there.

Thanks for all of the responses we’ve received. Here’s a few of them: Yak Reader Rich wrote in “The above figure is from the Wal-Mart POTJ snowpeeder, that’s why it is odd.” Yak Reader Psnitkin3 wrote in “This Luke is very similar to the one that came packed-in with the POTJ Snowspeeder that came out 2 years ago.”



Big Bad Toys Newsfeed
May 20, 2004 | 9:43 PM EST | Bill

This just in frmoBig Bad Toy
STAR WARS UNLEASHED: Unleashed Wave 10 and 11 are now available for
pre-ordering for $49.99 per set – Figures in these waves include: Aayla Secura, Bossk, Tusken Raider in Wave 10 and IG-88, Stormtrooper, Aurra Sing in Wave 11. Unleashed Waves 8 and 9 have just arrived as well (pre-orders will be processed Friday or Monday) We have limited supply of Luke Skywalker, Darth Sidious, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Princess Leia.

STAR WARS SAGA BASICS: The lastest wave of Saga figures has arrived. New figures including Executor Meeting: Dengar and Bossk, Admiral Ozzel, and R2-D2 – Jabba’s Sail Barge. Back in stock are other recent Saga figures: Fan’s #5: Captain Antilles, Dutch Vander – Gold Leader, General Jan Dodonna, Yavin TIE Fighter Pilot, Hoth Attack – Luke Skywalker. All of these figures are price at $7.49 or less. Don’t miss out on the Ewok with Battle Glider – available for $11.99.



NEW from Topps – Star Wars Heritage Cards
May 20, 2004 | 8:40 PM EST | Jayson


The Official Site has a preview of the upcoming Topps Star Wars Heritage Trading Cards. Designed in the same style as the cards from the 70’s & 80’s, these cards cover all 5 current films and have sneak peek cards showing scenes from Episode III. Special insert cards containing original sketch art and actor signatures will also be included in the series.



Hasbro Kicks It Vintage Style 
May 20, 2004 | 5:32 PM EST | Jayson


Hasbro has a preview of the upcoming Princess Leia and Ben (Obi-Wan) KenobiVintage Style Figures so if you missed them in 1977 these figures are the next best thing. Watch for Han Solo tomorrow.



TRU Jedi Council Screen Scene New Images
May 20, 2004 | 8:26 AM EST | Bill

The first image has surfaced of TRU’s upcoming exclusive screen scenes based on the Jedi Council which shows the “center” floor section. Click here to check out the above image which just appeared on Ebay.



Aye, Amy!
May 19, 2004 | 11:46 PM EST | Bill

The Official Site has just announced an on-line chat this Friday with everyone’s favorite blue skinned Twi’lek Ayala Secura– AKA Amy Allen. Check out the details here.



Gentle Giant Clone Wars Obi Wan Maquette Update
May 19, 2004 | 11:42 PM EST | Bill

We’ve updated to bring up the latest image of the upcoming Gentle Giants animated Clone Wars Obi Wan in Clone armor maquette. Check it out here.



Dagobah Wave Carded Photos
May 19, 2004 | 10:51 PM EST | Bill

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Just in from We have updated with detailed front and back carded photos of all the figures in the Dagobah wave– even the recarded figures look nice. Check them out here.



Entertainment Earth In Stock
May 19, 2004 | 7:27 PM EST | Mark

Entertainment Earth has the Star Wars Basic Figures Wave 3 in stock now. Head on over if you would like to pick up a case…
Loosely based on the Jabba’s Palace theme. Includes 12 individually packaged action figures: 2x Lando Calrissian in Skiff Guard Disguise (NEW), 2x J’ Quille – Jabba’s Palace Alien (NEW), 2x Holographic Luke Skywalker – Jedi Knight (NEW), 2x Shawda Ubb (Rappertunie) – Jabba’s Palace Alien (NEW), 2x Dutch Vander – Gold Leader, 2x General Jan Dodonna – Battle of Yavin (subject to change).

Also available for pre-order is…
Star Wars Basic Figures Wave 10
Star Wars – The Original Trilogy Collection 3 3/4 inch Basic Action Figure Assortment Wave 10. Includes all-new vintage-style packaging that resembles the original line of Kenner Star Wars action figures. Contains 12 individually packaged action figures including 2x Greedo (NEW), 1x R2-D2 (NEW), 2x TIE Fighter Pilot (NEW), 2x Luke Skywalker – Bespin Outfit (NEW), 1x Luke Skywalker – Dagobah, 1x Luke Skywalker – Jedi, 1x Yoda – Dagobah, 1x R2-D2 – Dagobah Swamp, 1x Wicket



Toy Reviews Section Update
May 19, 2004 | 7:00 PM EST | Jayson

After a long pause the Toy Reviews section has been updated with the skinny on the Clone Trooper Unleashed figure. Check it out.

p.s. expect some news on the Saga Poster later this week.



LucasFilm’s Customer Relations
May 19, 2004 | 10:46 AM EST | Ben

I’ve gone and dug up the address for LucasFilm’s Customer Relations Department.

P.O. Box 10228
San Rafael, CA 94912

As most stores don’t permit the return of DVDs, I’m predicting a fair number of people are going to need to know where to send back their DVDs when they watch them and realize that they didn’t get the product they thought they were buying.

I wonder how many pre sales of the “Star Wars Trilogy” have been made under false expectations. I’m not sure anyone even knows what constitutes the “Star Wars Trilogy” at this point.



SE SE Version on DVD?
May 19, 2004 | 9:56 AM EST | Mark B

You know, some of the additions to the Star Wars Special Editions were just great. I loved the new versions of the Death Star Battle with the new digital ships, the new shots of Bespin, and just the overall touchups to the special effects. Somethings I absolutely hated – Greedo shoots first (we could spend days on that!), Jabba in “A New Hope”, and a couple other items. But, I’ve learned to live with the fact that this is the version we will have forever on DVD. But, along comes today a news story over at the Digital Bits (linked from the original at Ain’t it Cool News – but I couldn’t get the original to load). It appears that there are several further changes being made to the original trilogy for the DVD release. While the photo they show is still only a “rumor” – it actually appears to be a pretty accurate one. Due to the nature of the photo, I won’t discuss it too much here – but this is another one I DON’T LIKE! – click the link above if you want to spoil the surprise…..



Action HQ Newsfeed
May 19, 2004 | 8:17 AM EST | Bill

This just in from Action HQ: -Bringing the Best to you FIRST with Trilogy Dagobah
figures & More!

You just gotta have it FIRST:
-Trilogy Dagobah: Luke, Yoda & R2-D2 only $13.95 each! And R2-D2
is electronic w/light-up eye & sound effects! Spirit of Obi-Wan at $14.95!
-Trilogy: Luke X-Wing Pilot, Luke Jedi, Han Solo, Chewbacca & Darth
Vader. Only $9.95 each.
-Back in Stock are Star Wars Japan Box of 8 Character Magnets for
$54.95! Made by ArtBox and quality crafted by Kotobukia.

PreOrder JUNE:
-Trilogy Vintage: Obi-Wan, Han Solo & Princess Leia. Just $15.95!
-Trilogy Bespin: Princess Leia, Cloud Car Pilot & Bespin Lobot. $13.95
each !
-Trilogy: R2-D2, C-3PO, Boba Fett, Obi-Wan, Stormtrooper, Wickett.
Just $9.95 each!
-Trilogy: Darth Vader Tie Fighter. Just $34.95!
-Episode 2 Junior Figure 2-Pack: Darth Vader & Obi Wan, Luke & Rs-
D2, Chewbacca & C-3PO and Han Solo & Princess Leia. Only $14.95
each! Our sources say that these will be smaller size figures. Scheduled
for June!

More to come so check back daily!

Click to Enter



New Poll
May 19, 2004 | 7:39 AM EST | Mark

I hae changed the poll question, please take a second to place your vote. The poll is on the right side bar. It only takes a second… if that.. Please remember, that if the poll is not showing, make sure your URL to our site is



Amazon LEGO Sale again…
May 19, 2004 | 7:29 AM EST | Mark

Are you into LEGO’s? Star Wars LEGO’s??? There are some awesome buys at Amazon…
UCS Naboo Fighter $18.73
UCS Darth Maul $56.23
All-Terrain Tactical Enforcer $52.49
X-Wing Fighter (Dagobah) $37.49
Jango Fett’s Slave I $24.98
Mos Eisley Cantina $22.49
Tie Bomber $22.49

Keep in mind, if you are a LEGO fan, ALL of the LEGO’s are a minimum of 25% off, just do a search on LEGO. All of the new Harry Potter set’s are included in this sale. Many sets are up to 63% off.



The Expanded Universe Will Continue Until At Least 2008
May 18, 2004 | 10:23 PM EST | Bill

The Official Site has just announced that Del Rey will keep the license for Star Wars Books and Novels through the end of calendar 2008 (their current license would have expired in late 2005). What does that mean for you? 18 new novels between 2006 and 2008, 3 new hardcovers and 3 new soft cover novels a year plus 2 oversized non-fiction paperbacks a year. Read the whole article here.



T Minus 1 Year And Counting…
May 18, 2004 | 9:40 PM EST | Bill

It seems hard to believe that as of today, there are only 365 days remaining until the release of Episode 3, and the Star Wars Saga, not to mention Star Wars Collecting, entering into another unknown period. Will the Expanded Universe keep fandom going? While those questions are still clouded by the Dark Side, The Official Site has posted a nice feature on Lucasfilm’s work on E3, including thousands of special effects shots, and more of their outstanding scale models! You can read the full story here. .. Oh and there a few tidbits about the Original Trilogy DVD release’s contents too.



Loose Figures Contest Seek You
May 18, 2004 | 9:26 PM EST | Bill

The green team over at Yoda’s News is having a new contest! Here’s the details from them:
“This one should be a lot of fun and here is what you have to do! Get your loose figures and pose them in a interesting, funny, or eye catching way! Click here for all the details.



Red Unleashed Clone Update
May 18, 2004 | 7:54 AM EST | Bill

Yak Reader Rosemaster wrote in to add TRU to the list of stores receiving the Red Unleashed Clone. Here’s the report:

“I found one last week at a TRU in the St. Louis area. They are nice and I was happy to see it.”



Big Bad Toy Store News
May 17, 2004 | 10:12 PM EST | Bill

This just in from The Big Bad Toy Store:

We’ve received lots of new product including Transformers, Star Wars, GI Joe and More.

STAR WARS: More Saga Deluxe figures have arrived including the new Ewok with Attack Glider figure for $11.99 – all the other figures are in stock for $9.99 including Jabba, Jabba’s Denizens, Obi-wan and Jango. Check it all out here.



Star Wars Weekends Coverage And Photos
May 17, 2004 | 10:07 PM EST | Bill

The Official Site has updated with an article on Star Wars Weekends, including a nice on-line photo album– one of the pics even has a very young padawan!Check it out here.



Red Unleashed Clone Trooper Sightings
May 17, 2004 | 10:03 PM EST | Bill

In addition to the early reports of the Red Unleashed Clone Trooper appearing at Wal-mart a few weeks ago, we’ve been getting some more reports for aid in your hunt. Suncoast and Sam Goody stores have been receiving this running change at their stores across the country. If you’re still looking for more details about the red clone trooper– there’s a nice picture of one on this Ebay auction.



Gentle Giant’s Convention Plans
May 17, 2004 | 10:00 PM EST | Bill

Gentle Giant will be joining the large force presence at Comic Con in San Diego this year. Once again, they are making their presence felt in a big way. For starters their convention contest to have yourself “scanned” with a chance to be selected to receive a free bust of your self will continue. This time the lucky winners (yes there will be 2) will become either a Stormtrooper or X-Wing Pilot. The convention exclusives will offer two choices– either Luke in Stormtrooper disguise mini busts, or the “clear” spirit of the rebellion bust-ups set!



Brians Toys Free Shipping
May 17, 2004 | 9:53 PM EST | Bill

Brians is offering free shipping promotion going on now for orders over $50!* — See their website for all the details here.

Just arrived, the re-release of Unleashed Leia and Obi-Wan!

Lots of 3 3/4″ Saga back in this week, many at newly reduced prices
including some of the most recent releases like Han AT-ST Driver and
Lando General. All 12 of the Hall of Fame figures are also back in
stock and now available as a set. Don’t miss out on other new
wholesale assortments just added to the Saga section.

Episode 1 in stock Life-Size items are featured this week! Get your
set of Expanded Universe figures, all in stock now including the
tough-to-find Darktrooper and Spacetrooper!

Great Vintage items new in this week, a 12-Back Leia, 20-Back Han,
Boxed 12″ Leia, Han and Stormtrooper. Newly reduced prices on
select coins now in stock. Reproduction Telescoping sabers are now
back in stock as well as the repro Amanaman Staff!

Reduced prices throughout the Vintage ROTJ AFA graded figures! Over
30 great figures in stock and in exceptional condition including AFA
80 Yoda Brown Snake, a AFA 85 Princess Leia, a Luke Jedi Green Saber
AFA 85 and so many more I just can’t list them all. Don’t miss this
great selection!

Great Prototypes and Artist’s Proofs are on this weeks Master
Replica featured selection. Also in stock, the hard-to-get AOTC Obi-
Wan Lightsaber! Click here for their webpage.



Entertainment Earth Newsfeed
May 17, 2004 | 9:47 PM EST | Bill

This just in from Entertainment Earth:

Hi Folks,

Just wanted to get you up-to-date on some of the newest Star Wars items
available at Entertainment Earth:

SW Galactic Heroes Millennium Falcon (Item# HS85240, $39.99)

Original Trilogy Vintage 12-inch Set
(Item# HS85230AA, $89.99)
Luke Skywalker, Stormtrooper and Boba Fett


Star Wars Unleashed Asst 7 Set
(Item# HS85002BB, $56.99)
Chewbacca, Luke Skywalker from Hoth with in his Snowspeeder scout
outfit, Clone Trooper

Star Wars Unleashed Asst. 8 Set
(Item# HS85002CC, $37.99)
Luke Skywalker, Darth Sidious

Star Wars Unleashed Asst. 9 Set
(Item# HS85002DD, $37.99)
Princess Leia, Obi-Wan Kenobi

Star Wars Unleashed Asst. 10 Set
(Item# HS85002EE, $56.99)
Bossk, Aayla Secura, Tusken Raider



Star Wars in the Comics
May 16, 2004 | 1:03 PM EST | Mark B

A great one today…. Check it out here! ‘nuf said.



Calling all questions!
May 15, 2004 | 11:26 AM EST | Muse

I am working on the next Q&A. If answers you seek, send me the questions and I’ll see if I can help! Send them here



Master Replicas Summer Convention Exclusive
May 14, 2004 | 12:11 PM EST | Mark B

Master Replicas has this morning announced that they are going to be having an exclusive Mini-Lightsaber this summer at some of the conventions. What they will be offering is a .45 scale Obi-Wan Kenobi “As First Built By” Lightsaber. As of right now, this will be available at the following conventions: Comic-Con International, Wizard World, Gen-Con, and Dragon-Con. Now, the good part Master Replicas is also going to be offering this exciting replica in a gold plated version to all of its collectors society members this summer! (So, to answer the question before I get a bunch of emails about it….to become a collectors society member, all you have to do is purchase a replica direct fromMaster Replicas).

Also, as an FYI – there are currently less than 50 left of the Darth Vader LE and Luke Skywalker LE Lightsabers. If you want one of these don’t wait too much longer!

And finally something I cannot wait for! Master Replicas is about to launch another line of collectibles based on weapons and props from the Aliens and Predator movies (along with the New Aliens vs. Predator movie). These will be available on their website soon. (Stay tuned for more info)



Adventure Con 3.0
May 14, 2004 | 9:30 AM EST | Bill

This just in:

The Tennessee Star Wars Collectors Group is sponsoring a contest with Adventure Con 3.0!

Adventure Con is a comics, collectibles, toy and celebrity show that is held annualy in Knoxville, TN. In it’s 3rd year it keeps growing as evident by the long list of celebrities that will be present this summer. Check out the Adventure Con site for the complete list.

This year we will also have one of the hottest toy companies present, Palisades. They will be bringing the Adventure Kermit exclusive action figure for their summer conventions.

For all us Star Wars fan there will be 2 celebrities of particular interest, David Prowse and Anthony Daniels. For the grand prize winner he will receive a Hall of Fame C-3PO autographed by Anthony Daniels and a Hall of Fame Darth Vader autographed by David Prowse.

You can enter here Adventure Con 3.0 Contest



New Pre-Orders At Action HQ
May 14, 2004 | 9:01 AM EST | Bill -PreOrder now on the newest Star War Trilogy
Figures & Starships!

PreOrder yours Now!:
-Trilogy Dagobah: Luke, Yoda, Spirit of Obi-Wan & R2-D2. Only
$13.95 each!
-Trilogy: Luke X-Wing Pilot, Luke Jedi, Han Solo, Chewbacca & Darth
Vader. Only $9.95 each.
-Trilogy: Tie Fighter & X-Wing. $29.95 each! (around May 19)
-Trilogy Vintage: Obi-Wan, Han Solo & Princess Leia. Just $15.95!
-Trilogy Bespin: Princess Leia, Cloud Car Pilot & Bespin Lobot. $13.95
each !
-Trilogy: R2-D2, C-3PO, Boba Fett, Obi-Wan, Stormtrooper, Wickett.
Just $9.95 each!
-Trilogy: Darth Vader Tie Fighter. Just $34.95!
-Episode 2 Junior Figure 2-Pack: Darth Vader & Obi Wan, Luke & Rs-
D2, Chewbacca & C-3PO and Han Solo & Princess Leia.

More to come so check back daily!

Click here to order.



NEW Before the Helmet at
May 13, 2004 | 9:20 PM EST | Jayson

This week’s photo is titled “Force Feedback” which shows (highlight to read)Mace Windu having the smack laid on him by an unknown force user.



Still Need Ephant Mon?
May 13, 2004 | 8:58 PM EST | Bill

Yak Reader Stoopjohn just sent in this report:

The chain discount retailer Family Dollar has just received Saga figures, including the Ehant Mon wave, for just $2. I found Ephant at 2 of my local locations (Rockford, IL.)



Yakface Reader Feedback Request
May 13, 2004 | 6:10 PM EST | Jayson

Aside from posting news here at, I am a full-time graphic designer and I would like some reader feedback on a personal project that I would like to offer you Star Wars/Yakface fans. I have created a 41″ x 27″ (movie-size) poster showing the 2002-2004 Saga Collection. It is full-color, printed on a matte (non-gloss) poster paper suitable for framing. The poster shows the carded figure, number in the assortment and has a checklist at the bottom. The tricky part is I can’t print it for free.

My question to you is, “If it was priced around $20.00 would you buy one if they became available?”

Please feel free to send me feedback and any questions you might have. Here’s a sample of the layout.



Original Trilogy Boba Fett Boxed
May 13, 2004 | 2:19 PM EST | Bill

Hasbro has updated Star Wars page with photos of the upcoming 12″ OT Boba Fett and his packaging, which is very vintage in appearance. Check it out here.



Big Bad Sale
May 12, 2004 | 9:38 PM EST | Bill

This just in from Big Bad Toy Store:

10% OFF SALE! We are offering 10% off every item in-stock on our site! (Sale does not include pre-order items) Here is a chance to pick up anyitem we have on our normal menus and our vintage menus for 10% off. Please read the sale details for more info – – Sale ends Thursday Night.

ITEMS ARRIVING SOON: Star Wars Unleashed wave 8 and 9 are in transit to us along with Transformers Alternators Silverstreak. A variety of other cool items from Hasbro are also on the way and we’ll update you on those when they arrive.

Thanks for your interest in and be sure to take
advantage of our 10% off everything sale!



Original Trilogy Figures Listed
May 12, 2004 | 8:14 PM EST | Bill

The Official Site has updated with a list of the entire Original Trilogy 3 3/4 figures– in a checklist format. You can check it all out here.



Trouble finding the Red Unleashed Clone Trooper?
May 12, 2004 | 4:46 PM EST | Jayson

After visiting my local Minnesota Suncoast Video store, I discovered that they too are carrying the Red Clone Trooper for all you variant hunters out there, but it is priced a little steeper at $19.99. And on a related note, my local TRU has the repacks of the Darth Sidious and Jedi Luke Unleashed on the pegs today.



Sandcrawlers Anyone?
May 12, 2004 | 8:29 AM EST | Bill

The team over at has scored prototype images of the upcoming Sandcrawler. Needless to say the fact that these images are surfacing increases the changes that previous reports that the Sandcrawler will be released through at least some outlet are more than likely correct! Check them out here.



Amazon Has The HOF Figures
May 12, 2004 | 7:13 AM EST | Mark

The Hall Of Fame figures are in stock if you are still looking for them, or just certain individuals…
Star Wars A New Hope: Tatooine Mission R2-D2
Star Wars A New Hope: Death Star Rescue C-3PO



KB Toys Spring Sale
May 11, 2004 | 7:36 PM EST | Mark

Over at you can check out some great deals…
Star Wars Imperial Shuttle $59.99
LEGO Star Wars Episode II: Hailfire Droid $29.99
LEGO Star Wars: T-16 Skyhopper $9.99
LEGO Star Wars Episode 1: Darth Maul Sculpture $49.99
Plus many other deals…



Vader’s TIE Fighter ships this week
May 11, 2004 | 3:44 PM EST | Mark B

If you haven’t ordered one of the new Darth Vader’s TIE fighters yet, pop on over to Toys R Us . They are listing it as being released on May 15, 2004 (which is kind of odd since that is Saturday!). This is a new exclusive to Toys R Us. They don’t have a photo of it on the website yet, but you can preorder it today. Again, Click Here To Order.

They are also showing the new Jabba’s Palace 4-Pack shipping on the 15th of May. Here’s a great chance to pick up these 2 new collectibles and have them ship at the same time!

***UPDATE – Thanks to those who wrote in to say that the Darth Vader TIE fighter release date has been moved to June 1.



New Unleashed Photos
May 11, 2004 | 9:05 AM EST | Jayson

The Official Site has updated with photos of the new Bossk, Aayla Secura and Tusken Raider Unleashed figures, plus teaser info about the next batch of Unleashed to be produced. Check it out here.



New Preorders At EE
May 11, 2004 | 8:14 AM EST | Bill

This just in from Entertainment Earth:

Clone Wars Obi-Wan Kenobi Maquette
Obi-Wan Kenobi is the third maquette based upon the animated series “Star Wars: Clone Wars” on the Cartoon Network. This Obi-Wan Kenobi maquette stands approximately 9-inches tall and holds his lightsaber in an action pose!
Coming Soon!
Item Number: GE6060
Price: $79.99
See Star Wars Busts

Gamorrean Guard Mini Bust
The Gamorrean Guard Collectible Mini Bust stands 6-inches tall and is a 3/4 representation of this classic Star Wars character. Features real metal shoulder pads and axe blade!
Coming Soon!
Item Number: GE4738
Price: $44.99
See Star Wars Busts



E3 Update
May 10, 2004 | 8:36 AM EST | Bill

The Official Site has updated with another Hyperspace feature on Episode 3. This one focuses on an “expanded role” which a certain blue skinned expanded universe character will have in the next installment of the Star Wars Movies.Check it out here.



Brians Toys
May 10, 2004 | 7:01 AM EST | Mark

Dear Customers,

We have posted our latest Newsletter #254. Visit our
Newsletter at

For the week of May 9 – May 16.

Lots of Saga back in stock this week, just a few of the hot item you won’t want to miss out on: Unleashed Yoda, Darth Vader Death Star Clash, C-3PO Tatooine Ambush, Tanus Spijek, McQuarrie Stormtrooper and a combo with General Madine, Han AT-ST Driver and Lando General! Exclusives combo also now available with a Silver Clone Trooper, Silver Boba Fett and Jorg Sacul. The re-release on Unleashed Luke Jedi and Darth Sidious are also now in stock.

Great reduced prices on POTJ prototypes, get yours today. Don’t forget to check out the new low prices on EP1 12″ dolls too!

New low prices on POTF2 multi-figure packs including the Hong Kong Heroes C-7/8, Hong Kong Villains C-7/8 and the Mos Eisley Cantina 10-Pack. Just in a superb MISB C8.5/9 Super Star Destroyer!

New low prices on lot so ESB AFA graded figures, check out our selection of rare Blue Snaggletooths, almost every condition, one for every collector’s budget.

Master Replica’s Battle of Yavin medal is now in stock and shipping immediately.



New OTC 12″ Pic
May 9, 2004 | 9:01 PM EST | Mark

Over at EntertainmentEarth you can now pre-order the new 12″ OTC wave that includes Luke, Stormtrooper and Boba Fett.



Only 374 Days, 16 Hours, 56 Min To Go!
May 9, 2004 | 9:05 AM EST | Mark B

Want to have a great little countdown clock for Episode III? Head over for a cool application for your computer desktop that will display a countdown clock for the release of Episode III! Thanks to for the link!



Hall Of Fame, Slightly Revised
May 7, 2004 | 11:22 PM EST | Bill

It seems that the Hall of Fame needed some face lifts from Hasbro’s point of view. The team over at has updated with lots of photos of the variations– among others the stands are now black-gray instead of clear and interlock smoothly. Check it all out here.



We’re Back
May 7, 2004 | 11:16 PM EST | Bill

We are sorry that we have been down for the last 24 hours, however we were experiencing some issues with our servers. Thank you to all of our fans who Emailed in to check on us! The Yak is back, and bringing you the latest news.



Entertainment Earth Newsfeed
May 7, 2004 | 11:13 PM EST | Bill

Looking for the new goodies from Master Replicas? Entertainment Earth has just posted MR’s Princess Leia Organa Blaster Replica recreated from original Lucasfilm archival materials, including a detailed examination of the original filming prop, this replica is identical in every respect to the prop seen on-screen! Coming Soon! Order here.



New At Action HQ
May 6, 2004 | 8:28 AM EST | Bill

This just in from Action HQ: -Bringing the Best to you First w/Japanese Star Wars,
restock JQuille & others, PreOrder Boba Fett Kotobukiya & lots more!

– Set of 8 Star Wars Figure Magnets from Japan! Highly detailed and
2″ tall; includes all your old favorites from Ep 3. Just $54.95!
– Restock Rappertunie, Hologram Luke, JQuille & more!
– PreOrder your 1/7 scale pre-painted vinyl Boba Fett from Kotobukiya
for $89.95!
– Skirmish at Carkoon 4-pack on Special for $24.95!

Click HERE: to enter!



Sandcrawler May Have A New Home
May 5, 2004 | 11:27 PM EST | Bill

It looks like those scavengers of Tatooine’s rusting transport we’ve all been hoping to see plastic as part of the modern line may have found another home. The green ones over at Yoda’s are reporting that it appears Diamond Comics may become the exclusive distributor of the Sandcrawler. Here’s hoping…



New LucasArts Games Coming
May 5, 2004 | 10:48 AM EST | Mark B


LucasArts has made their announcements for this years E3 and it includes 4 new Star Wars themed games. Probably the most exciting is Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords. You’ll take on the role of the last remaining Jedi in the galaxy to fight against the Sith. It won’t be available until Feb ’05, and only on the X-Box and PC, but hey…some things are worth the wait!
We’ll also see Star Wars Battlefronts this year on the same date the Classic DVDs are released. In this one you get to fight in the battles from the Classic Movies. Star Wars Galaxies: Jump to Lightspeed. This is an add-on for Star Wars Galaxies that adds what sounds like a ton of new scenarios to the online game. And finally, the one I’m looking forward to – Republic Commando. This will be out this fall, is a first person shooter where you command a squad of Clone Commandos in various missions.
Sounds like some great upcoming titles for Star Wars gamers!



Sansweet Speaks
May 4, 2004 | 8:47 AM EST | Bill

Steve Sansweet spoke at Wondercon recently and gave some updates on E3 and also some insights on the Original Trilogy DVD and Star Wars beyond E3.Check it all out on the official site here.



Federation Toys Newsfeed
May 3, 2004 | 8:26 AM EST | Bill

This just in from Federation Toys:

We wanted to say hi and let you know that we have a few new items in stock. Clone Wars ships back in stock. We are also clearing out some other Master Replicas items check site for details. We have a limited number of the Star Wars Celebration II souvenir program collector’s books. This is going to be a busy year, we have a lot of new figures on the way and some older ones. We have the Hall of Fame line on the way, and the Saga 12 inch line also. We are still working on the infamous 12 inch PLO koon, we will send out the details as soon as we get more information on this bad boy. May the force be with you!



New Yoda Bust
May 2, 2004 | 8:14 PM EST | Mark B

I had heard about these a while back but had yet to see a photo of one. Rubies is about to start producing a line of resin busts similar to the ones offered by Gentle Giant. has the first of these available and it is Yoda. Expected to ship in July of ’04, this new bust retails for $229.95. Very Cool! Click on the link above to check it out.



Naboo 4 Pack At Amazon
May 2, 2004 | 6:31 PM EST | Bill

Yak Reader Lamoniz sent in this report:

“Just found this. has the naboo final conflict for -pre-order for $19.99 which will come out in November! Comes with a Catain Tarpals on Kaadu (I guess), Naboo Royal Guard, Gungan Warrior, and a battle Droid. I for one hope this is true because I would love to have a Captian Tarpals riding on a kaadu!”

Very interesting, it looks like Hasbro is continuing their pattern of having one kitbashed, or slightly reworked figure in each 4 pack– this time if it’s like the Jar Jar which shipped with a Kaadu, Tarpals would have articulated knees. While there’s no picture yet,
click here to check it out.



Big Bad Toy Store Newsfeed
May 2, 2004 | 12:14 AM EST | Bill

Big Bad Toy now has the STAR WARS: Episode 2 TIE Bombers back in stock – $59.99. Check it out here.

April 2004 Archive

The Making of Episode 3 — Part 6
April 30, 2004 | 11:28 PM EST | Bill

The newest feature on Hyperspace at the The Official Site is the 6th installment of Lucasfilm’s making of Episode 3 series. Check it out here.



Christmas Ornaments? Already?
April 30, 2004 | 12:14 PM EST | Mark B

Here it is the end of April and we’re talking about Hallmark Christmas ornaments for 2004. Actually, Hallmark has had some brief information about these for a while, but Star has all the info on the upcoming 2004 ornaments. We’ll be getting a Star Destroyer (with Blockade Runner), Chewbacca with C3PO from Empire, “A New Hope” One Sheet (poster), and Anakin from AOTC.



LEGO Sale!
April 30, 2004 | 7:18 AM EST | Mark

All the Star Wars LEGO’s are at least 25% off at, plus here are a couple that are marked down quite a bit.
LEGO Star Wars: Darth Maul $56.23 (63% off)
UCS Star Wars Naboo Fighter $18.73 (53% off)
And here are some NEW announcements!
Star Wars Naboo Final Conflict 4-Pack
Original Trilogy 3.75″ Vehicle: Tie Fighter
Original Trilogy 3.75″ Vehicle: X-Wing Starfighter
Star Wars Trilogy Vintage Series: Ask Yoda



Star Wars Weekends Merchandise Preview
April 29, 2004 | 10:12 PM EST | Bill

The Official Site has updated with all the 411 on Disney’s Star Wars Weekends, including a list of all the exclusive merchandise. Get your wallet, or at least your plastic ready before clicking on over. There’s lots of great stuff. Check it out here.



Attakus Darth Vader 2 and Chewbacca Images
April 29, 2004 | 9:47 PM EST | Bill

We’ve just updated to bring you images of the upcoming Attakus Darth Vader 2 and Chewbacca straight from Attakus America.Check them out here.



NEW Before the Helmet Photo
April 29, 2004 | 7:18 PM EST | Jayson

This week’s photo is titled “Jedi Dispenser” which shows (highlight to read)Master and Apprentice working their way through the rusty innards of a Trade Federation Cruiser.



Bounty Hunting Today: Chromed Gentle Giants Bust
April 29, 2004 | 5:14 PM EST | Keri

Today’s featured auction was sent in by YakReader Luke, and though the item is not a liscened incarnation, it still offers an interesting discussion here.

Gentle Giant mini busts are popular with collectors due to their small size, wonderful details, and affordable retail pricing. If that weren’t enough, there have been convention, website and MBNA Mastercard exclusive busts for collectors to attempt to acquire.

This particular auction pertains directly towards the chromed MBNA Exclusive busts of Vader and Jango Fett. The seller of this auction has bought this Boba Fett bust chromed by artisans in Japan, to be exact 50 of these busts have been custom chromed. The bust does look very cool in chrome, but please be aware that this chromed version is not liscened and is not a super rare exclusive. As with all autions on Ebay it is always a good rule of thumb to carefully read the entire description before bidding to avoid any confusion or disappointment.

Custom Chromed Boba Fett Gentle Giants Mini-Bust



Star Wars Ultra Figures
April 29, 2004 | 9:50 AM EST | Mark now has the new SW Ultra Figure Asst. 3 cases in stock. Stop over if you are looking for these.

Star Wars Ultra Figure Assortment 3 Case. Includes six individually packaged ultra figures: 2x Ewok with Attack Glider (NEW), 1x Obi Wan Kenobi With Force Power- Kamino Showdown, 1x General Rieekan with War Room Map, 1x C-3P0 with Escape Pod, 1x Jabba’s Court Denizens Three Pack (B’omarr Monk, Bubo, Wol Cabasshite) (subject to change).



Master Replicas Has Another Hit On Their Hands!
April 29, 2004 | 9:49 AM EST | Mark B

Master Replicas has today launched their Lord of the Rings Line. While we wouldn’t normally talk about that “other” trilogy, they have really outdone themselves on some of these items. Most incredible is the new Sting FX sword. Those of you that have seen Fellowship of the Ring (and who hasn’t now?), Frodo’s sword Sting glows Blue whenever Orcs are around. Master Replicas has a reproduction of the sword that actually glows blue. I personally can’t wait to get one! There are 3 other collectibles from LOTR available as well – Gandalf’s Staff, The Light of Eärendil and the One Ring. Collectors Society Members can order today at Master Replicas, everyone else can order starting tomorrow.



Hasbro’s QNA Posted
April 29, 2004 | 9:48 AM EST | Mark

Here is what is the new Hasbro QNA:

Star Wars Q & A for the week of April 26th

After Toy Fair this year, we posted answers to many popular questions on our website. Because we received positive feedback, we will be complementing our regular updates with Q&A.

Q: Hasbro announced in Star Wars Insider that they are releasing the Sandcrawler this year at Target (in the US). However, an International retailer has announced that the item is cancelled. What is the story with this item?

A: Since the article for the Insider went to press a couple of months ago, Target has decided not to carry the item. We have been discussing the item with other retailers and are hopeful that we will still be able to find a home for the Sandcrawler in 2004.

If it is placed in the US, then we anticipate that it will also be sold in other countries as well. However, if it is not sold in the US, then it is unlikely to be sold anywhere. We will announce new plans on our website as soon as they are confirmed.

Q: What is the plan for the “vintage” 3-¾ inch line of figures?

A: First, we’d like clarify what we mean when we say “vintage figures.” The line consists of 12 entirely new 3-¾ inch figures, with enhanced deco and/or articulation. The “vintage” refers to the packaging artwork. These figures will feature reproductions of the original packaging from the 70’s and 80’s. These are part of our Original Trilogy Collection to commemorate the release of the classic trilogy on DVD this September.

In terms of distribution, we expect the line to be carried by all major toy retailers. While we do not disclose production quantities, we caution fans against Internet rumors. We will ship these figures in multiple ratios to try and ensure that the most popular figures are available throughout the Fall.



Action-HQ New Figure Specials
April 29, 2004 | 8:31 AM EST | Bill

This just in from Action

STAR WARS New 2004 Figures ON SALE!
Price drop on 6 recently released figures! Choose from Dengar, Bossk, Dutch Vander Gold Leader, R2D2 Sail Barge and Battle of Yavin TIE Fighter Pilot for just $8.95! Check them out here!



New DK “Inside the Worlds” Book
April 28, 2004 | 5:44 PM EST | Mark B


I just noticed today in my new issue of Previews magazine from Diamond Comics a new book coming out in August from DK Publishing. The title is Inside the Worlds of Star Wars. It is very similar to their other “Inside the Worlds…” books, where there are cutaway drawings of all of the environments from the Star Wars Movies. This one focuses on the Classic Trilogy. Inside the Worlds of Star Wars is currently available for preorder from most comic book stores, or click the link above to order from Amazon and save yourself $6 off the list price of $19.99!



A Very Special Falcon Favorite 
April 28, 2004 | 5:20 PM EST | Keri

This week’s Falcon Favorite is a very special one, as it is the last favorite item sent in by you the readers, to be featured here each and every week.

As the date for my own impending nuptials arrives quickly, YakReader Joe from Buffalo, NY shares his own wedding story with a Star Wars twist:

“My favorite piece in my collection is the lifesize R2D2 Pepsi cooler. I had to stop for gas on my way to my own wedding rehersal dinner and the gas station was auctioning off their cooler for a local charity. I placed my bid and the following morining I was informed that I won. I picked up my new R2D2 cooler the morning of my wedding and have used him for all summer BBQ’s since.”

A great story and a great droid that is useful for keeping everything nice and cool at a hot summer BBQ, thanks Joe! I have really enjoyed this feature and I also want to thank everyone who sent in photos of their favorite items and for all the great stories that were shared.



Playskool Sets
April 28, 2004 | 4:17 PM EST | Mark B

I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty stoked about the new Playskool sets coming out. My 2 year old, Ben, loves his Millennium Falcon and playing with “Chewiebacca”. I personally can’t wait to get my hands on the Bounty Hunter set. But, if you have kids (or are an adult one yourself like me!), and can’t wait for the new Playskool items to come out. Right now EToys, has the 
Star Wars: X-Wing Adventure – Large Adventure Set

 for only $14.99. Its a great set to get the kids started into these Playskool sets. They also have the Naboo Fighter ($14.99), the Millennium Falcon ($29.99), and “Rampaging Reek” ($7.99) available as well.



Lucasfilms Gets Fan Club Back!
April 28, 2004 | 3:12 PM EST | Mark B

In a great announcement today, Star has reported that the Star Wars Fan Club (which in my opinion has been HORRIBLY mismanaged the last few years), is returning to Lucasfilm’s control. The “new” fan club will be combined with the Hyperspace membership on the Star Wars website, plus will have plenty of other benefits! Check out the entire story over at Star



Sandcrawler In Holding Pattern
April 28, 2004 | 2:14 PM EST | Bill

Hasbro’s Star Wars page just updated with a brief Q & A, focused on the Sandcrawler and the “Vintage” figure line. First, the info everyone is waiting for, Target had committed to take the Sandcrawler, but has since backed out. Hasbro is looking for other partners to market it as an exclusive in the US. Unless there is a US retailer found, it will not be released overseas either. The vintage line is also clarified as new figures with added articulation/decoration on retro cards. Read it all here.



Clone Wars Animated on DVD?
April 28, 2004 | 10:19 AM EST | Jayson

Amazon has recently posted info regarding a possible release of the Cartoon Network Animated Series. Although not much in the way of specs are given, hopefully they will treat the set similarly to the Samurai Jack set due next week.

Star Wars – Clone Wars (Animated Series) (2003)



Oldies Back In Stock
April 28, 2004 | 6:26 AM EST | Mark

If you are looking for any of these, they are back in stock…
Unleashed Figure: Luke Skywalker X-Wing
Snowtrooper (The Battle of Hoth)
And here are a couple of interesting items….
Return of the Jedi 3.75″ Red Y-Wing Gold Leader $29.99 (ship????)
Episode III: Darth Vader Voice Changer Helmet



QA Questions
April 28, 2004 | 6:17 AM EST | Mark

We apologize as we have had some E-Mail difficulties. If you have sent in a new QNA this week, please resend it to us. The E-Mail is



Pink Is Definitely Their Color
April 27, 2004 | 10:47 PM EST | Bill

We’ve seen the painted prototype photos that have been floating around for a while, however some very colorful protos the upcoming Original Trilogy Cloud Car Pilot and Yoda have surfaced on Ebay. You can see Yoda here and the Cloud Car Pilot here.



Galactic Heros Pre-Order
April 27, 2004 | 10:08 PM EST | Mark

Hasbro just announced these, and now you can pre-order them at
Entertainment Earth!

Check out our complete selection here:

SW Galactic Heroes Millennium Falcon (Item# HS85208A, $39.99)
Features opening entry ramp and cockpit, pivoting radar dish, repair station and authentically styled interior, laser cannons that fire as they move back and forth and a flip-down panel with flashing lights! All figures store inside the playset! Includes Millennium Falcon, Han Solo, C-3PO, and Chewbacca. Requires 3 AA batteries (not included).

SW Galactic Heroes 2-Pack Wave 1 (Item# HS85208A, $82.99)
3x Luke Skywalker & R2-D2, 3x Princess Leia & Han Solo, 3x Darth Vader & Obi-Wan Kenobi, 3x Chewbacca & C-3PO (Subject to change).

SW Galactic Heroes 2-Pack Wave 1 Set (Item# HS85208AA, $29.99)
1x Luke Skywalker & R2-D2, 1x Princess Leia & Han Solo, 1x Darth Vader & Obi-Wan Kenobi, 1x Chewbacca & C-3PO (Subject to change).

SW Galactic Heroes 2-Pack Wave 1.5 (Item# HS85208A2, $82.99)
4x Luke Skywalker & R2-D2, 4x Princess Leia & Han Solo and 4x Darth
Vader & Obi-Wan Kenobi (Subject to change).

SW Galactic Heroes 2-Pack Wave 1.5 Set (Item# HS85208AA2, $22.99)
1x Luke Skywalker & R2-D2, 1x Princess Leia & Han Solo and 1x Darth
Vader & Obi-Wan Kenobi (Subject to change).

SW Galactic Heroes 2-Pack Wave 2 (Item# HS85208B, $82.99)
4x Padme Amidala & Anakin Skywalker, 4x Yoda & Clone Trooper, 4x
Obi-Wan Kenobi & Jango Fett (Subject to change).

SW Galactic Heroes 2-Pack Wave 2 Set (Item# HS85208BB, $22.99)
1x Padme Amidala & Anakin Skywalker, 1x Yoda & Clone Trooper, 1x
Obi-Wan Kenobi & Jango Fett (Subject to change).

SW Galactic Heroes 2-Pack Wave 3 (Item# HS85208C, $82.99)
1x Boba Fett & Dengar, 1x IG-88 & Zuckuss, 1x Bossk & 4-LOM, 3x
Galactic Hero 2-Pack 01 names to be determined, 3x Galactic Hero 2-Pack 02 names to be determined, 3x Galactic Hero 2-Pack 03 names to be determined (Subject to change).

SW Galactic Heroes 2-Pack Multi-Wave Set (Item# HS85208D, $82.99)
1x Darth Vader & Obi-Wan Kenobi, 1x Padme Amidala & Anakin Skywalker, 1x Obi-Wan Kenobi & Jango Fett, 1x Luke Skywalker & R2-D2, 1x Chewbacca & C-3PO, 1x Princess Leia & Han Solo, 2x Boba Fett & Dengar, 2x IG-88 & Zuckuss, 2x 4-LOM & Bossk (Subject to change).



Bounty Hunting Today: ROTJ Presto Magix Set
April 27, 2004 | 5:26 PM EST | Keri

A large section of the universe of vintage Star Wars collecting is craft/activity items, which I have found to be a rather difficult area to complete ( for example Lee Wards ESB Suncatchers and ESB Latch Hook Rugs ). However, the items that can be collected have a great deal of variety and fun in my opinion.

Today’s featured auction is for a boxed ROTJ Jabba the Hutt activity set of Presto Magix rub down transfers. What exactly are Presto Magix you ask? They are rub-down transfers that can be used over and over again to recreate all the scenes from the movie. I can remember playing with these until the little transfers tore and wouldn’t stick anymore, they were great fun. The Presto Magix are relatively easy to find today, with some of the ESB sets being a little harder to find. The prices are very reasonable and I think the artwork on the box, though cheesey as can be, is still a nice item to add to a collection.

ROTJ Presto Magix Sealed Jabba’s Palace



Topps Clone Wars Sketch Checklist
April 27, 2004 | 4:54 PM EST | Keri

With the Topps Clone Wars trading cards arriving in stores this week, and YakReader Keith are trying to put together a comprehensive checklist of all the known variations of Topps Clone Wars sketch cards. The checklist can be viewed here:

Clone Wars Sketch Card Checklist

They are asking that collectors submit scans of their sketch cards so they can be added to the site and would like to make this the most comprehensive Clone Wars Sketch Card checklist, so any help you can give would be appreciated.



Galactic Heroes Coming Soon
April 27, 2004 | 2:40 PM EST | Bill

Hasbro’s Star Wars Republic News has just updated with all the 411 on the Playskool figures line, and there are some very nice surprises. BOUNTY HUNTERS and more, check it all out here.



Entertainment Earth Newsfeed
April 26, 2004 | 9:37 PM EST | Bill

This just in from Entertainment Earth:

Clone Trooper Cold Cast Statue
The Attakus Collection has always provided the highest quality Star Wars statues with the greatest detail. This Clone Trooper statue stands approximately 15 inches tall and is in scale to all of the other Attakus Star Wars statues. Limited to 1500 pieces worldwide!
In Stock!
Item Number: AC131
Price: $399.99
Check out more here.



Enter The Hive This May
April 26, 2004 | 9:31 PM EST | Bill

The Official Site just announced the title of the next Ebook coming this May. The Hive will be released in the next few weeks and ties into June’s upcoming Hardcover Clone Wars Novel The Cestus Deception. If you’re a Clone Wars or EU fan, check out all the details here.



New TRU Exclusvie Y-Wing Photo
April 26, 2004 | 8:31 PM EST | Bill

Our friends over at The Private Universe have scored an image of the upcoming TRU exclusive Y-Wing Fighter. Here’ it is for your viewing pleasure:



Jedi John & His QNA
April 26, 2004 | 8:19 PM EST | Mark

Jedi John has dropped off another QNA for your reading pleasure. Please grab a drink, click over, sit back and relax. When you are done reading, please send in your own questions and John will be happy to answer them.



12″ @
April 26, 2004 | 2:57 PM EST | Mark

You can now pick up the newest 12″ wave at


Also in stock are:
Star Wars: 3.75-inch Ultra Figure General Reiken With War Room Map
Star Wars: 3.75-inchUltra Figure C-3PO with Escape Pod



Action Figure Scale Star Destroyer
April 24, 2004 | 3:41 PM EST | Mark B

This is one of the coolest things I have ever seen on Ebay. Anyone for a 6 Foot Long Star Destroyer? Scaled to fit Hasbro’s Action Figure line. The person selling it is in the UK, so you have to be there to bid (he won’t ship it). But, it is still too cool not to HAVE A LOOK!



Artists Concepts For E3
April 24, 2004 | 12:56 PM EST | Bill

The new insider will be shipping in a few days and The Official Site has posted a preview. Just from the images on the cover it looks very interesting, and definitely contains spoilers. Check it out here.



Empire Wave In Stock
April 24, 2004 | 10:59 AM EST | Mark

The Empire wave is now in stock at
Empire Strikes Back Figure: Bossk
Empire Strikes Back Figure: Dengar
Empire Strikes Back Figure: Admiral Ozzel



Bounty Hunting Today: ROTJ Vinyl Figure Case
April 23, 2004 | 5:51 PM EST | Keri

Vinyl cases with two sets of plastic trays in them were made by Kenner for the Vintage line, spanning across each film of the Original Trilogy.

Of course collectors are familiar with the vinyl carrying cases from Star Wars, and the two different designs that were made for Empire Strikes Back. However, some collectors may not know of the much more difficult to find Return of the Jedi vinyl carrying case.

The Return of the Jedi case has great artwork on it, just as the other cases before it, and is something that not every Kenner collector may own. Although today’s auction is not a complete case ( missing the insert ) and the stickers have been stuck to the trays, it is nonetheless a nice display item at a very reasonable no reserve opening bid price.

ROTJ Vinyl Figure Carrying Case



NEW Before the Helmet at
April 22, 2004 | 8:55 PM EST | Jayson

This week’s photo is titled “Gold in the Face” which shows a certain protocol droid getting some finishing touches to his melon.



Got Jedi?
April 22, 2004 | 1:10 PM EST | Jayson

Check your local Toys R Us stores for markdowns on the Jedi Warrior Multi-packs. My local TRU has them for the low Republic Credit price of $7.98! Great for customizers, army building or just to get that missing Arena Playset Containment Field!



Big Bad Toys Newsfeed
April 21, 2004 | 8:28 PM EST | Bill

This just in from Big Bad Toys :

We have some great new arrivals and a nice sale we will be running until this weekend.

400+ ITEM SALE! – We’ve analyized our inventory levels and decided to have a sale. Prices have been reduced on hundreds of items ranging from recent transformer releases to Lord of the Rings figures from several years ago and everything in between. Be sure to check out the entire list since there is a lot of stuff including: GI Joe, Gundam, Star Wars, Transformers, Chogokin, Halo, Macross, McFarlane, DBZ, DC, Bandai & More!

Also be sure to check out our sale menu!



Falcon Favorite!
April 21, 2004 | 5:08 PM EST | Keri

This week’s Falcon Favorite showcases an original item, something no other person has anywhere in the world. YakReader Joel from Grand Prairie, TX shares with us his unique creation and great memories.

“This item reminds me of high school and the friendships I made there. This a clay Jabba the Hutt that I made in art class. I never thought school was all that great but senior year my friend James and I went to art class everyday after school until sometimes 8:00, and this is one of my greatest works of ART!!, if you can call it that. It just goes to show that star wars can bring friends together that last a lifetime.”



Original Trilogy Novelization Returns to Bookshelves
April 21, 2004 | 3:13 PM EST | Keri


As reported on the Official Site Del Rey will release the novels of the Original Trilogy in one paperback book this fall to coincide with the Original Trilogy “Blitz” of the DVD Release and Hasbro OTC campaign. The cover features the same art as the DVD packaging which is a nice change to the same old Vader images we have seen for years.



Jedi Council Scene II Pre-Order
April 21, 2004 | 1:34 PM EST | Mark

The now confirmed with image…3.75 Jedi Council Scene II is available for pre-order. This is due July 20th.



Endor Ambush!
April 20, 2004 | 9:59 PM EST | Mark

You can now Pre-Order the Endor Ambush 4-Pack at

The Star Wars Endor Ambush 4-Pack includes a Star Wars Speeder Bike, Biker Scout Trooper, Han Solo in Endor Trenchcoat, Endor Rebel Soldier, Wicket the Ewok, Logray the Ewok and assorted accessories (blaster, endor soldier rifle, endor soldier backpack, endor soldier helmet, staff, medicine pouch, spear and 4 display stands).



Unified Site Contest Winners
April 20, 2004 | 9:59 PM EST | Bill

We’re pleased to announce that we have winners in our Unified Site Contest part III. Out of 28 correct entries, random draw produced:

1st Prize: Jeremiah Zohner
2nd Prize: Justin Nackley
3rd Prize: Dan Hartman

We need you guys to claim your prizes within 7 days at either here or here

We wish to express our thanks for everyone that played, appreciation to the generous sponsors and hope you’ll join us again on the next round – whenever that may be. We hope, in the process, that you also found something interesting that you didn’t know about one of our participating Unified Sites!

For those of you who wanted to get some “completion” and see where all the pieces lie, use the links below:

FFURG:Game Piece 1 Game Piece 2
The Custom Alliance:Game Piece 1 Game Piece 2
Rebelscum:Game Piece 1 Game Piece 2
Alltroops:Game Piece 1 Game Piece 2
Yakface:Game Piece 1 Game Piece 2
TBS:Game Piece 1 Game Piece 2
JediTempleArchives:Game Piece 1 Game Piece 2
Snowtroopers”Game Piece 1 Game Piece 2



Bounty Hunting Today: Sigma C-3PO Picture Frame
April 20, 2004 | 5:37 PM EST | Keri

In my opinion, Sigma Porcelains made some of the most unique and fun to collect items for the vintage line and today’s auction is no exception.

The worrisome droid C-3PO known as Goldenrod, created and built by Anakin provides not only odds of navigating an asteroid field, but also is fluent in over 6 million forms of communication, including Huttese. 3PO is always getting into trouble, and subsequently gets dismantled one way or another.

Today’s featured auction for a vintage Sigma picture frame pays tribute to 3PO’s predicament and attitude all in one! The frame, made of porcelain has pieces of 3PO’s body scattered about, all painted a nice bright yellow, with the word HELP! displayed at the top. The frame will hold a 3″ x 5″ photo perfectly and looks great in any collection!

Sigma C-3PO Picture Frame



Bust-Up Pre-Orders At Entertaiment Earth
April 20, 2004 | 8:47 AM EST | Bill

Entertainment Earth has just posted the following:

Star Wars Bust-Ups Series 1 Single
Gentle Giant introduces Star Wars Bust-Ups — mini bust model kits in scale to the Star Wars 3 3/4-inch action figure line. In “blind” packaging, Bust-Ups are available as a Single, a 6-Pack, a 12-Pack, or a Display Case of 24! There are six different Star Wars characters in Series 1 to collect: Ceremonial Luke, Ceremonial Han, Princess Leia, Chewbacca, C-3PO and Yoda. Only by purchasing the display case of 24 mystery Bust-Ups, are you guaranteed to have all six Series 1 Bust-Ups.
Coming Soon!
Item Number: GE5699
Price: $4.99
See Star Wars Busts



Star Wars Trilogy DVD Details
April 20, 2004 | 8:36 AM EST | Jayson

Mark your calendars and reserve your copy today! The Official Site updates with news on the 10+ hours of Bonus Materials included with the Star Wars Trilogy DVD, most notably the Episode III Behind the Scenes Preview featuring The Man in Black – Darth Vader! Head over to to check it out.



Bounty Hunting Today: AOTC Topps Movie Card Box
April 19, 2004 | 5:11 PM EST | Keri

Topps has been producing Star Wars trading cards since A New Hope was released in 1977, and has continued a tradition of nice quality cards with some interesting chase cards to keep collectors trading and scrambling to get a truly complete set.

Of course, the newest set of Clone Wars cards are about to be released and with that I digress to the Attack of the Clones Movie Card set. The AOTC movie card set were normal sized cards featuring memorable scenes from the film, all with a beautiful high gloss finish. The chase cards in that set included prismatic cards, silver foil cards and panoramic fold-out cards.

This featured charity auction is for one sealed box of 24 packs (7 cards to each pack) for the mere opening price of about 3 packs in any store. If you missed out on the set, or are just beginning to collect Star Wars trading cards today’s auction is a great place to start and help out a good cause at the same time.

Attack of the Clones Topps Movie Box



Endor Wave Reviewed
April 18, 2004 | 9:14 PM EST | Bill

We’ve updated our 2004 Product Guide with detailed photos and reviews of the upcoming Endor Figure Wave. All the details and info is right here for you:
Han Solo-AT-ST Disguise
Lando Calrissian (General)
General Crix Madine



Replace that cardboard droid!
April 18, 2004 | 4:43 PM EST | Jayson

After purchasing the Red Leader X-wing, I was unsatisfied with the look of a cardboard R2-unit disgracing the socket of my new ship… so I decided to build my own. I just repainted the good ol’ 1995 Missle-Firing R5-D4 and hacked off it’s leg cannons and middle leg and presto!



Bounty Hunting Today: German Commtech Sidious
April 17, 2004 | 12:47 PM EST | Keri

Along with the arrival of Episode I into theaters, Hasbro launched a new set of action figures which had the ability to “speak” through a Commtech chip. While the idea seemed good, the quality of the dialogue reproduction was not the greatest thing ever to hit the toy market.

The Commtech figures were produced for foreign markets and were called Commtalk overseas. The figures did “speak” a foreign language, such as German like today’s featured auction. If you would like to have your favorite Sith Lord give you orders in German, then click on the link below.

Episode I German Commtech Darth Sidious



Red Leader Gun Mounts Pt. 2
April 17, 2004 | 12:22 PM EST | Keri

YakReader Dan was kind enough to send in this very nice photo of his Red Leader to show that the gun mounts are indeed correct (not backwards) and the wings when put on in order fit just fine.



A Little News From Brian’s Toys
April 16, 2004 | 9:12 PM EST | Mark

Dear Customers,

We have posted our latest Newsletter #251. Visit our
Newsletter at

For the week of Apr. 18 – Apr. 24.

Just arrived, the exclusive 4-pack Skirmish at Carkoon! The new
Ultra assortment also just in including the Ewok with Glider, Jango
and more Jabbas in stock now.

Also available the super RARE Saga Exclusive Cantina Scenes Wave 2!*
*This is the extremely rare set of Dr. Evazan, Kitik Keed’kak, and
Wuher each on individual cards. Hasbro has canceled or delayed the
shipment of these items, and only an extremely low quantity are
known to exist. It is believed that these 3 figures will be
available at some future point in a 3-pack set.
Any customer that has pre-ordered these items at standard pricing
($14.99-$21.99 each) will be contacted when he 3-pack set is



NEW Hyperspace Before the Helmet Image
April 15, 2004 | 10:32 PM EST | Jayson

This week’s photo titled “Sleepless Knight” is of our favorite star-crossed lovers. Hyperspace members can view it at the The Official Site.



Want More Collectibles From The Animated Clone Wars?
April 15, 2004 | 10:17 PM EST | Bill

The Official Site‘s latest post will whet your appetite. This time it’s Gentle Giant’s newest line– maquettes based on the Animated Clone Wars– Yoda, Obi Wan in Clone armor, Padme’s snow suit, and more. Check it out here.



Big Bad Toy Store News Feed
April 15, 2004 | 9:44 PM EST | Bill

This just in from Big Bad Toy Store:

Hi – Here is a quick update from about a
bunch of great new pre-orders and some new arrivals as well.
TAKARA JAPANESE TRANSFORMERS: The next figure in the white book style
packaging is a G1 Re-Issue Hound (at last!) Pre-Orders are available for $33.99. The #13 Targetmaster Hot Rods arrive in about 2 weeks –
pre-orders available. Takara has decided to produce more BT-03 and BT-04 figures for a June delivery. We have listed a new pre-order for the BT-03 Streak which recently has proven fairly hard to find in any quantity.

TAKARA SUPERLINK & FIGURES: Now on the pre-order menu are 11 new
Superlink pre-orders for the figures coming out in the next 3 months.
Highlights include a Black Unicron limited to 3000 pieces, SD-14 Laser
Wave, and SD-15 Dark Fleet. Also available are the KT Collection figures – miniature PVC plastic ‘statues’ available in a box of 12 and also Transformers History PVC collection figures.

NECA – MOVIE & TV FIGURES: NECA creates some great licensed items at very reasonable prices, new pre-orders include: The Crow 18″ Figure and ‘Reflections’ Mirror boxed set with 2 Brandon Lee figures. 18″ Freddy Krueger and Jason Vorhees figures. 20″ Aragorn and Legolas figures. Ghostbusters figures and Marshmello Man, Hellraiser Series 3 and Dr. Channard Boxed Set. MOTU Evil Lyn and Ram Man busts are also available for pre-order.

TOYNAMI PRE-ORDERS: A variety of new items available from Toynami.
InuYasha action figures series 1 and 2, Chobits action figures series 1, Macross Poseable figures series 1 – limited to 2000 sets so don’t miss out on these. Two new sets of I-Men available including Futurama and Voltron.

MICROMAN: We’ve listed 2 great looking Batman Microman figures, one is the comic version and another is a newer flight suit version each $13.99 and arriving around the end of April. The Microman ‘Lady’ set of 4 will also be arriving at the end of April – we have a limited number of pre-orders remaining on those.

DREAMS & VISIONS GI JOE: More great nostalgic releases from Dreams and Visions including 4 different ‘High and Tight Crewcut’ Joes: Marine Raider, Tanker Sargent, Navy Ordinance, Air Police. Also available is a new accessory pack for Sgt Rock and also the Unknown Soldier and an accessory pack for him.


MUPPETS: 5 new exclusive muppet items have arrived bringing the total to 7 exclusives in stock. We have Invisible Spray Fozzie, 2003 Tour Edition Animal, 2 versions of Holiday Rizzo, Bunsen & Beaker Step Out, Advernture Kermit and Ghost of Samuel Arrow. A variety of normal Muppet items are also in stock.

Various other items in stock and ready to ship now:

GI JOE BUSTS: More of the very cool Stormshadow Busts are back in stock.
SIDESHOW FREDDY vs. JASON: 12″ renditions of your favorite slashers
CIVIL WAR – DRAGON: The new Robert E. Lee 12″ Figure is available
ROBOTECH: Masterpiece #4 Max, #5 Miria, #6 Jack and Armor
STIKFAS: Beta Dragon, Omega Military, Beta Female & Cat
HERCULOIDS & DYNOMUTT: All 3 Herculoids sets are back in stock.
UNICRON.COM ACCESSORY PACK: 6 accessories for various Transformers

These items will be arriving by the end of the month:

#13 Re-Issue Target Master Hot Rod
Microman ‘Lady’ Set
Microman Batman figures
Yamato Macross – 1/60 VF-1J with Armor and separate Armor Box
Yamato Macross – 1/48 Super Max & Millia
Yamato Macross – Queadluun Rau figure
Bandai Godzilla – restock of many sold out soft plastic Godzilla items as well as some new figures we’ve not had before.



Bounty Hunting Today: 2003 Disney Weekends LE Pin Set
April 15, 2004 | 5:27 PM EST | Keri

I myself have never been to DisneyWorld or DisneyLand for that matter, but a trip may be in the works soon so that I may be present for one of the Star Wars Weekends held in Orlando, Florida’s own DisneyWorld.

Of the many promotional items produced for the Star Wars Weekends, the pins are among the smallest and most detailed. Collected not only by Star Wars fans but also by Disney fans, there are many varities of pins available at a variety of limited editions and therefore prices.

Today’s auction is for a set of 5 pins in a special box adorned with the Death Star on the top. The character pins are all Empire related and include Vader, The Emperor, Boba Fett, Dooku and Maul. The pin set was limited to only 500 sets and is quite difficult to find. Click on through below to add this set to your collection today!

2003 Limited Edition Disney Weekends Pin Set



Want One Of The Jedi Con Exclusive 2 Packs?
April 14, 2004 | 10:39 PM EST | Bill

Mint In Box has a contest to win one. Their site is in French, however it is user friendly. Click here to enter.



Falcon Favorite!
April 14, 2004 | 5:07 PM EST | Keri

This week’s Falcon Favorite sent in by YakReader Scott conveys a timeless message, one that we have all grown up with throughout the years.

“Thought you guys at Yakface would enjoy this: It’s a photo of one of the best items in my collection – a button I bought in 1978 at the Astor Plaza Theater in New York, during the opening run of the first Star Wars movie. Don’t ask how old I am!”

Don’t worry Scott, age matters not with a cool button and memories like that!



Red Leader Gun Mounts Backwards?
April 14, 2004 | 4:52 PM EST | Keri

YakReader Jon points out Hasbro’s backward engineering on Red Leader’s X-Wing:

“I just took a gander at the loose pics of Red Leader at SSG and confirmed a problem with this. I assembled mine last night and it appears that the wing gun mounts were engineered backwards! The wings in the photo’s (SSG) show that they are on backwards, as this is the only way that you can assemble the fighter in order to get the guns to point forward. These were correct back on my loose Dagobah X-Wing, but are wrong on the Red Leader version.

Just thought that I’d point this out as I’ve already sent an e-mail to Hasbro to see about getting corrected versions! The Luke version wings would work but they have a totally different deco and stickers.”

Only time will tell whether or not Hasbro will correct this, but until then Red Leader will be standing by.



There May Be Another
April 14, 2004 | 8:19 AM EST | Bill

Those scavengers over at The Jawa discovered that we may be seeing 4 12″ figures in the Original Trilogy line instead of 3. Check out the Official Site’s Cargo Bay Section here. In addition to the Luke, Stormtrooper, and Boba Fett, we knew about, a 12″ Chewbacca has been added. Interesting…



Deluxe Ewok amd Carkoon 4 pack now in stock at Action-HQ
April 14, 2004 | 8:12 AM EST | Bill -Bringing the Best to you FIRST this week with Ultra Ewok & Skirmish at Carkoon!

Get Ultra Ewok & Skirmish at Carkoon 4-pack available now starting at $20.95!

Also still available are 2004:
Lando as Skiff Guard, Admiral Ozzel, Bossk, Captain Antilles, Dengar, Dutch Vander Gold Leader, General Dodonna, Tie Fighter Pilot, Ultra Jabba, Ultra Jango Fett & lots more starting at just $9.95!

Click HERE to get yours!



12 NOON! (EST) Be There!
April 14, 2004 | 7:25 AM EST | Mark

Today at Noon EST, 11am CST, 9am PST, the doors to The Star Wars Shopwill RE-Open. If you have time, stop in. There may be some good exclusive stuff up for grabs.

Also to customers that placed their order during the initial launch should have recieved a letter like the one that follows: (Thanks to Mike for the email)

Dear March 10 Customers: will re-launch on April 14th at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time

If you placed a valid order at on March 10 and received an order confirmation email, we are reserving inventory of limited quantity products for you. We will recreate your shopping cart with the items in your March 10 order. Just visit beginning April 14 at 9:00 a.m. and click on the home page Clone Trooper banner that says “click here if you placed an order on March 10th”. You will be taken to a web page where you will enter your original Order Number from your order confirmation email. Your Order Number is the 10-digit number at the bottom of your order confirmation email. When you hit the submit button you will be transferred to your shopping cart where you can add or delete items, then proceed to check out. You will not be able to add more limited edition items than were in your original order.

The Revenge / Return of the Jedi patch set and Topps promotion card sets will not be added to your cart, as they have already been sent to you. If you have a gift certificate from, it may be used on this order.

This service is available only for the first 48 hours of the shop re-opening. It will no longer be available after 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time on April 16. After this time, any unclaimed inventory on limited edition items will open up to the public.

Each Order Number can be used only once.

Please send an email to with any questions.

Thank you,

The Star Wars Shop Team



X-Wing Fighter Red Leader In Stock
April 14, 2004 | 7:15 AM EST | Mark

The X-Wing Fighter Red Leader is in stock at amazon and ready to ship.



Q&A in the pipeline
April 14, 2004 | 1:40 AM EST | Muse

The next Q&A is on-deck and there are still some open spots. If you have a question, donations are being accepted here! Please give.



Jedi Con Exclusive 2 Pack Photos
April 13, 2004 | 10:52 PM EST | Bill

The team over at Mint in has posted some nice photos of the upcoming Jedi Con exclusive 2 pack with the red clone and super battle droid. Check them out here.



LEGO Falcon #4504
April 13, 2004 | 10:35 PM EST | Mark

Now available for pre-order from is the LEGO Falcon #4504 for $99.99, with a ship date of April 30th. Click on over to pre-order this one….



Entertainment Earth Newsfeed
April 13, 2004 | 8:43 PM EST | Bill

This just in from Entertainment Earth:

Check Out Our 8th Anniversary Sale!

Star Wars Bust-Ups Series 1 Display Case
Gentle Giant introduces Star Wars Bust-Ups — mini bust model kits in scale to the Star Wars 3/34-inch action figure line. This display case includes 24 individually packaged Bust-Ups in “blind” packaging. There are six different Star Wars characters in Series 1 to collect: Ceremonial Luke, Ceremonial Han, Princess Leia, Chewbacca, C-3PO and Yoda. This display case of 24 guarantees that you have all six Series 1 Bust-Ups.
Coming Soon!
Item Number: GE5699A
Price: $99.99
See Star Wars Busts

Deluxe Stormtrooper Mini Bust
The Deluxe Stormtrooper Collectible Mini Bust stands 6-inches tall and features a 3/4 representation of the Imperial soldiers of the Star Wars saga. This mini bust offers the same customizable features as the Clone Trooper mini bust, allowing you to change the arms, weapons and pose.
Coming Soon!
Item Number: GE5433
Price: $49.99
See Star Wars Busts

Clone Wars Asajj Ventress Maquette
Star Wars: Clone Wars has been a huge sensation on Cartoon Network, and Star Wars collectors will get to enjoy a series of maquettes (statues) based upon the animated versions of Star Wars Clone Wars characters! The second maquette will be Asajj Ventress! This Asajj Ventress maquette stands 9-inches tall. Limited Edition!
Coming Soon!
Item Number: GE6059
Price: $49.99
See Star Wars Busts



Join the Celebration!
April 13, 2004 | 5:47 PM EST | Keri

Tattoos and Toys is celebrating it’s 2nd Anniversay today, April 13th. The site is the Web’s only and definitive home for Star Wars, GI Joe, Transformer, Super Hero and other misc. “geek” tattoos. To celebrate the anniversary, there are a number of new images to virtually every section of the site. Stop on by and view some very unique and personal skin art today!



Bounty Hunting Bonus: Lot of Vintage Plush Ewoks
April 13, 2004 | 5:16 PM EST | Keri

YakReader Cliff sends in this Ebay auction for a lot of vintage Kenner plush Ewoks, along with some bonus plush Episode I Applause Jar Jar and Watto. Don’t let the Jar Jars scare you away, the Ewoks are in very nice unplayed with condition, most are complete with their original paper Kenner hangtags. If you are looking for some nice furry Ewoks for your collection click on through to the auction below!

Lot of Ewoks and Applause Plush Figures



Bounty Hunting Today: Vintage German LP Soundtrack
April 13, 2004 | 5:09 PM EST | Keri

If you enjoy collecting all kinds of Star Wars items including vintage foreign oddities, (like I do!) then today’s featured auction is for you!

Today’s featured auction is for a vintage LP Soundtrack of A New Hope released in Germany. The cover art is not only different than US Cover with the Classic Style A Hildebrandt poster art, but has the main title in both German and English.

This is a very reasonably priced item in excellent condition and something that I personally have not seen before. The auction ends in just a few hours so if you wish to add this LP to your collection today start your bidding now!

Vintage Star Wars German Soundtrack LP



A New Poll
April 13, 2004 | 12:05 PM EST | Mark

We would appreciate it if you would take a second and cast your vote. What we are looking for, is to find out what you collect. Just figures? Figures and ships? Rare things (posters, ceramics, statues), or EVERYTHING! Let us know.



Luke Skywalker By Gentle Giants
April 13, 2004 | 7:11 AM EST | Mark

You can Pre-Order yours today at Entertainment Earth. Gentle Giant Studios estimates this item will be released in November 2004.



Star Wars Shop Reopening
April 12, 2004 | 8:58 PM EST | Bill

Yak Reader Don sent in this news on the Star Wars Store: — the official online store from Lucasfilm — will open its virtual doors on April 14 at 9:00a.m. Pacific Time. The online store will feature an extensive selection of Star Wars collectibles and memorabilia, including a record number of exclusive treasures that only Lucasfilm can offer.

Also the first 500 orders will receive the Revenge/Return patches. You can visit the shop here.



Bounty Hunting Today: Vintage Slurpee Cups
April 12, 2004 | 5:00 PM EST | Keri

There were so many varied promotional items available in the late 70’s, when Star Wars was so new and different. Among the tie-in items were plastic cups available at 7-11, filled to the brim with frozen Coke or Cherry flavored syrup-y Slurpee goodness.

Throughout the release and re-releases of Star Wars from 1977-79, three sets of Slurpee cups were produced. Today, the sets are not the easiest nor the most inexpensive things to complete, with the most difficult and most expensive being the original numbered set of 20 which had no logos, only basic character designs and memorable scenes. The subsequent sets of 8, then a set from 1979 of 10 are somewhat easier to find and generally less expensive.

Today’s featured auction is for the 1979 cups of which 7 different designs are available with some duplicates, as well as the coolest cup from the set: our favorite Bounty Hunter Boba Fett. The cups offer bold colors and eye-catching graphics which really add to any display. Click on through below to get your vintage Slurpee cup collection started today with this affordably priced auction!

Lot of 10 1979 Star Wars Slurpee Cups



Unified Site Contest III Held Over One More Week
April 12, 2004 | 4:30 PM EST | Keri

Due to popular demand and a genuine need for collectors and Star Wars fans to solve this mystery, the Unified Site Contest III is being extended for one more week! Entries MUST be in by 8.00 pm CST April 18th. Within the pages of the unified sites you will find clues to solving the greatest mystery of the Star Wars Universe: the death of Jabba the Hutt. It’s a Star Wars “Infinities” murder mystery where you assist Ephant Mon (Jabba’s trusted confidant) in determining the guilty party among a long list of underworld cutthroats, criminals and hooligans. Find the game pieces that will lead you to the suspects, then make your determination and incriminate the culprit!

And what Unified Site Contest would be complete without a large cache of bounty to be won! Our newest contest has THREE prizes levels culminated from the generous sites and sponsors of, The Bothan Spy,, Jedi Temple Archives, Yakface’s Realm, The Custom Alliance, FFURG and! For more information on rules, game play, prizes and more, visit the Unified Site Contest III gamesite.



News From Brian’s Toys
April 12, 2004 | 7:57 AM EST | Mark

Hasbro’s Latest figures are now in stock!
General Madine Imperial Shuttle Capture, Han Endor Strike (AT-ST Driver Outfit)and Lando Death Star Attack (General) are all in stock.

New reduced prices on some of the latest saga figures like Admiral Ozzel, Captain Antilles, Luke Hoth Attack, Lando Skiff and more. Jedi Council #1 now back in stock. Don’t miss out of getting your saga action fleet, Slave 1, Republic Assault Ship and Republic Gunship are still available.

Don’t miss out on this week’s POTJ and EP1 featured items including variations, vehicles and anniversary figures.

Now in stock the Superlive Jedi Lightsaber with Gold Handle! Lots of POTF2 Beast Assortments in stock now including Han and Taun Taun. Just in and added to the site, a set of Suncoast Pictures Statues including all your favorite Star Wars characters.

A nice selection of vintage loose figure now in stock, be sure and check out the POTF section. Don’t miss the rare 3-packs we just got in stock in the foreign and rare carded section as well. There is nothing better than drinking that morning cup of java out of your favorite star wars character, check out the great Sigma mugs in stock now!

Check out more in the Online News Letter



Yakface Welcomes Ruf To The Diorama Section
April 11, 2004 | 9:15 PM EST | Bill

We’ve just updated our Diorama Section with Ruf Terrain’s outstanding Dagobah Diorama. Check it out here. Please join us in congratulating Ruf on his outstanding work!



Federation Toys Newsfeed
April 11, 2004 | 11:34 AM EST | Bill

Federation Toys now has the Hall of Fame wave as well as a number of hard to find Clone Wars items, including Durge on Speeder and Clone Trooper on Speeder in Stock. Click on over and be sure to tell them Yakface sent you.



Complete Clone Wars Series On Cartoon Network Tonight
April 10, 2004 | 8:24 PM EST | Bill

Warm up those VCRs, TIVOs, or whatever other recorder your prefer, tonight starting at midnight eastern, the Cartoon Newtork will be showing both seasons of the Clone Wars microseries! It’s all there.



Jedi Warrior 3-Pack
April 10, 2004 | 1:20 AM EST | Mark

Army Builders take notice…
The Multi Pack: Jedi 3-Pack is in stock at Amazon and on sale for $7.95



Bounty Hunting Today: 25th Anniversary Cap
April 9, 2004 | 6:12 PM EST | Keri

You already have all of the Silver 25th Anniversary figures and to add to that you can accessorize yourself with your very own 25th Anniversary Star Wars Logo baseball cap!

The hat has a nice large embriodered 25th Anniversary Star Wars logo that will definetly set you apart in the crowd while waiting in line for Episode III in 2005!

Star Wars 25th Anniversary Baseball Cap



Red Leader Found!
April 9, 2004 | 4:44 PM EST | Keri

YakReader Lynn reports on this latest find:

“This morning I found the Red Leader X-Wing in the Ann Arbor, Michigan, TRU. They had two on the shelf and I bought one.”

Stay on Target…rather your local TRU as Red Leader lands in stores and on doorsteps!



Clone Wars Marathon Tonight
April 9, 2004 | 10:38 AM EST | Mark B

Don’t forget to set your VCR or TIVO to record the Cartoon Network tonight! They will be showing all 20 episodes of The Clone Wars Cartoon tonight (starting around midnight eastern time – check your local listings for exact time!).

In case you missed it, the final chapter is now available for download and all I can say is – I CANNOT WAIT FOR EPISODE III!!!!



Is That a Star Wars Special Edition, Special Edition?
April 9, 2004 | 9:06 AM EST | Mark B

Well, it has been rumored that there will be additional changes to the Original Trilogy when it is released on DVD this fall. This could be the first of many reports that show what has changed! The Digital Bits has a supposed photo of the Emperor from The Empire Strikes Back. In the changed version, we actually have Ian McDiarmid as Palpatine. Head on over to check it out! Thanks Brad for pointing it out.



New TRU 4-Packs Confirmed!
April 9, 2004 | 7:20 AM EST | Mark

Now available for pre-order are the following new TRU 4-Packs. These are scheduled for Fall of this year.
Star Wars 3.75″ Jedi Council Scene III
Star Wars 3.75″ Jedi Council Scene IV

The Clone Trooper 3-pack is back in stock.



Now Appearing…
April 8, 2004 | 9:20 PM EST | Bill

The Official Site has just updated with the first pics we’ve seen of the convention Silver Sandtrooper! Unfortunately it looks like this is another sprayed figure instead of the chrome we saw on Vader and R2. Check out the pics here.



Bounty Hunting Today: ESB Kenner Prize Patch
April 8, 2004 | 5:39 PM EST | Keri

Vintage patches are very interesting, with well-done graphics and bright colors that look great on a wall with vintage figures. They are small, easy to display and can be rather hard to come by in unused condition without paying a premium price today.

The auction spotlighted today is for a Kenner ESB embroidered patch, featuring our favorite Dark Lord of the Sith, Darth Vader himself. While most patches produced in the vintage era were distributed either through the Fan Club with membership packs, or were made by Factors Inc. and could be bought at stores, the Kenner patches are not as common. Kenner gave them away as prizes in a sweepstakes, and this awesome Vader Patch was the Third place prize.

The patch in the auction today is unused, sealed in the original bag with a very reasonable Buy-it-now price. If you collect Kenner items, this is a must have!

Kenner ESB Third Prize Patch



A Look at New Star Wars Weekends Poster
April 8, 2004 | 9:51 AM EST | Mark B

Thanks to Dan for the heads up on this one. He ran across THIS ITEM on Ebay that is for the 2004 Disney Star Wars Weekends poster. Very nice! The poster is just like the original Star Wars Poster that had Luke with his lightsaber held high and Princess Leia at his feet. Except, this time substitute Mickey and Minnie for Luke and Leia.



C3 Logo Unveiled
April 7, 2004 | 9:57 PM EST | Bill

The Official Site has just unveiled the official logo for Celebration 3– Vader in flames! Check it out here. Oh and they also confirm we’ll have an exclusive figure at C3 too!



Falcon Favorite!
April 7, 2004 | 5:06 PM EST | Keri

In this week’s Falcon Favorite, YakReader Joe J. from Lake Orion, MI sends in a small, early obscure little paper magazine called Read from 1977. Though the magazine may not have been totally accurate in its descriptions of the vehicles and droids, the early images were so fantastic everyone only wanted to see the film itself.

“I still have the very first Star Wars item I ever laid eyes on. I was in 5th grade. The school year had come to an end and my brother and I went off to summer camp for a week. While there, a small magazine was handed out called Read. On the cover were these weird and wonderful creatures that caught my eye. I read the article inside. It told about an upcoming movie that featured space battles and colorful characters. I tried to imagine the story from the photos in the magazine. “Was that golden robot trying to keep them from getting on that big spaceship?” I couldn’t wait to get more information! First I bought the Star Wars Marvel Comics. I still remember pulling into the movie theater’s parking lot and seeing Star Wars on the marquee. I was so excited! Of course, the movie floored me and I saw it many, many times as a kid.
To this day I still have that little magazine. It’s my first Star Wars collectible. It’s interesting to read it now and see the mistakes the writer made. The article mentions how the two “robots” are inhaled into the belly of a giant spider-legged sandcrawler. In one photo, a short concrete post is identified as R2-D2. A photo of an X-Wing is identified as the Millennium Falcon. But the magazine is still a sentimental favorite.”

Thanks for the great images and story, Joe. I know I wish I still had my very first Star Wars item, which was a Read Along Record and Storybook, but sadly it was sold by my mother at a garage sale.(gasp!) I was able to get another one, but there’s nothing quite like having that first Star Wars item from when you were young and couldn’t wait to see what would happen to Luke, Han and Leia.



2004 Fan Club Kits Arriving
April 7, 2004 | 4:48 PM EST | Mark B

CelticsFan writes in to tell us to keep an eye on our mailboxes for the new 2004 Fan Club Kits which are starting to arrive.

Inside you’ll find:
-A 2004 membership card featuring Darth Vader
-A one-of-a-kind animation cel from the “Ewoks” animated series (straight from the Lucasfilm archives)
-A Code 3 Collectibles Star Wars calendar
-A huge Star Wars Lego poster depicting the space battle from ANH
-An even larger poster for the Star Wars: TESB Trading Card Game
-A cool double-sided diorama background from Hasbro (RotJ: Jabba’s palace & AotC: Battle of Geonosis)
-The annual letter from George Lucas himself commenting on Episode III
-A letter from Fan-Club president Lisa Stevens



More Great Custom Reference At The Official Site
April 7, 2004 | 8:42 AM EST | Bill

Customizers will enjoy a couple of photos posted in The Official Site’s Hyperspace Section the first is a conference room from E3, the second is two Imperial Officers from the bridge of a Star Destroyer.



Red Leader Out Now!
April 7, 2004 | 7:52 AM EST | Mark

There have been reported sitings of the Red Leader X-Wing (Pre-Order at Amazon, released date April 15th) being spotted in the US and Canada.Rebelscum has received confirmation that it is out in Canada, and GalacticHunter has word of the US release.

Also the Clone Trooper 3-pack is back in stock.



Red Unleashed Clone Trooper?
April 7, 2004 | 7:45 AM EST | Mark

Rebelscum has reported that the Official Site’s Cargo Bay has listed a variation of the Unleashed Clone Trooper, with Red markings. If you have seen this in stores or you have one, let us know.



Deluxe Jango & Obi-Wan
April 6, 2004 | 10:42 PM EST | Mark

If you are having problems finding the Deluxe Kamino Confrontation Obi-Wan Kenobi and the Deluxe Kamino Confrontation Jango Fett figures. has them in stock and on sale for $9.99 each.



Gentle Giant Stormtrooper and Luke X-Wing Release Dates
April 6, 2004 | 1:14 PM EST | Keri

As announced on the official site, Gentle Giant will be releasing two new mini busts, one of a highly poseable Stormtrooper and a Luke X-Wing oufit.

The Stormtrooper will be released on August 25, while Luke will be released on September 22. The edition size has not yet been determined, but these busts keep getting even better and with all the different arm/hand options even more collectible. You may read all the details here.



More Silver Clone Trooper Reports – Update
April 6, 2004 | 12:55 PM EST | Keri

Update from YakReader James:
“i live in tallahassee fl and just wanted to drop a line about the silver clone troopers here. unlike in other places in our store the figures were both on the shelf and in a little bin on the floor….and also unlike other places the ones i picked up were in very very good condition, i was actually afraid of what i would find on my way there but luckily the people at this store take care of their product.”

As the Silver Clones have arrived, so have the reports of damaged bubbles and cards, in some cases from Amazon, but in most cases from Toys R Us stores themselves, which seems to be hit or miss.

YakReader Michael in Austin, Tx reports in with his experiences:

“I ordered from Amazon as well since the closest of the TRU stores to me doesn’t have anything worth buying to get one free. I ordered six and an ultra Jabba the other day, and they arrived today. I ordered that many as a gamble hoping that I’d get two in good shape for my collection. Unfortunately, it didn’t pay off. Only one out of the six was in nice shape; the other five had varying degrees of bubble damage. I was especially appreciative that they put big old Jabba on top of the clones when shipping…Way to go morons!

The two TRU on the north side of Austin were selling the clones outright and putting them on the shelf; however, the south store is running it just like the R2 promotion. They are only being given out as freebies and are being held up front at the service desk with a limit of one per customer per day. The stock of R2s lasted about two weeks last time; so I’m guessing that because of the way the promotion is being handled and because there’s absolutely nothing new worth buying, these clones are gonna last a while as well.”

YakReader Chris confirms the damaged conditions he found at his local TRU:

“Just confirming what has been said. I live in NW suburbs of Chicago, IL. The figures at the Arlington Heights were also all damaged, even the clerk working the return counter stated that. Luckily she let me pick out one that I wanted. Too bad I couldn’t take the perfect bubble off one and put in on the Nearmint card that I took… The bubble was a little banged up but doable. Disappointed in the figure also. Out of all the Silver figures released, this has got to be the only one that looks like someone has some Silver spray-paint and found a use for it.”

I received the 2 Clone Troopers I ordered from Amazon in the mail yesterday, and I found them to be packed very well with airbags on top so the cards wouldn’t be damaged. Perhaps I was one of the lucky ones to get nice mint cards and bubbles, but overall I am pleased with the figure and even more pleased I could buy them outright for $4.99 each.



Cartoon Network Clone Wars Marathon
April 5, 2004 | 10:02 PM EST | Bill

Looking for a chance to see the all 20 episodes of the Clone Wars microseries together, well the Cartoon Network will come very close this Saturday April, 10th. Starting at 9:00 p.m. Eastern, every half hour, 5 episodes of the micro series will be shown — that’s the whole sries by 12:30 a.m.!



E3 Release Date
April 5, 2004 | 9:29 PM EST | Bill

It’s over a year away, however we now know when the final installment of the Star Wars Prequels will open in US and Canadian theaters. The Offical Siteannounced that May 19, 2005 is the date. Read the full story here.



Attention Washington, DC Area Droid Builders
April 5, 2004 | 12:50 PM EST | Keri

Interested in buliding your very own R2 unit and live in the Washington, DC area?
You’re invited to the upcoming R2DC event on Sunday, April 25th.

There should be many builders there with tips and hints about building
Astromechs. We will have discussions, demonstrations, displays of parts and systems, as well as, completed droids. In addition, members of the 501st and the DC Star Wars Collectors Club will attend. It should be a great time for anyone interested in building R2.

Please check out the website at for more information about the event.



Silver Clone Trooper Arrival
April 5, 2004 | 12:44 PM EST | Keri

YakReader Chris in Knoxville, TN shares his detailed report regarding the arrival of his Silver Clone Trooper ordered from Amazon, as well as physical store reports from Toys R Us:

“I ordered them Wednesday night, and by Saturday morning there was a nice big Amazon box on my front porch. They had only charged me the $4.99 each, as it was listed on their website. The figures were well-packed and in mint condition. I assumed that they would be held there until after the promo date of April 4.”

“Today I was in a TRU and looked at how many were left in the case. Sadly, out of the case of 32, all of them had crushed bubbles–the side of the case was crushed. Another TRU had received them, but they had mysteriously disappeared from the stockroom and no one could find them. I have been hearing reports from other cities of damaged cards and bubbles, so it was a surprise to me that, for once, an order arrived in mint condition. Tell your readers that if they have found only damaged ones to try ordering from the website when more arrive.”

Ordering from the website, in my opinion, is the easiest way to obtain this figure and also the most cost effective considering there is free shipping.



Silver Clone Trooper Free
April 4, 2004 | 9:38 AM EST | Mark B

You can now get the silver clone trooper free with any purchase of Star Wars Toys of $14.99 or more at your local Toys R Us store – or you can purchase online from Toys R At Checkout, you just need to enter the promotional code PSTRWRCLNTRP to get the free figure.



Entertainment Earth Newsfeed
April 3, 2004 | 10:21 PM EST | Bill

This just in from Entertainment Earth:

See What’s In Stock and Coming Soon at Entertainment Earth!

Darth Vader 2 Cold Cast Statue
The long awaited second Vader statue is coming soon! The Attakus Collection has always provided the highest quality Star Wars statues with the greatest detail. Their second Darth Vader features this Dark Lord of The Sith holding his lightsaber and stands approximately 17-inches tall, is in scale to all of the other Attakus Star Wars statues. Limited to 1500 pieces worldwide! Coming Soon!
Item Number: AC214
Price: $599.99
See Star Wars Statues

Die Cast Boba Fett’s Slave 1
The Slave 1’s cockpit rotates as it goes from flight mode, in a vertical attitude, to a landing position with its engines down. You can also rotate Slave I’s wings and short range twin blaster cannons. With your model of the deadly Slave 1, you also receive a customized display stand and base, Boba Fett’s bounty hunter patch, a specialized magnetic tool, limited edition certificate and Han Solo encased in carbonite.
Coming Soon!
Item Number: CD15005
Price: $294.99
See Star Wars Prop Replicas



Dagobah Diorama Build You Can…
April 3, 2004 | 12:30 PM EST | Keri

YakReader Ruf shares with us his well-built custom diorama of Yoda’s slimy mudhole on Dagobah. You too may build this diorama by following Ruf’s step by step instructions by going to his website here.



Yavin Figs Back In Stock
April 2, 2004 | 10:49 PM EST | Mark

All these are back in stock and all have free shipping…
Battle of Yavin – Tie Fighter Pilot
Battle of Yavin – General Jan Dodonna
Battle of Yavin – Dutch Vander Gold Leader
Jabba’s Sail Barge R2-D2
Luke Skywalker (Hoth)



Bounty Hunting Today: Ewoks Wallpaper
April 2, 2004 | 6:11 PM EST | Keri

Back in 1985, the final chapter in the Trilogy had been released 2 years ago, Kenner was near the end of producing toys from the Trilogy and we were swept up by Ewoks marketing at its best. The cute shrunken little teddy bear furballs not only had their own cartoon, but 2 TV Movies as well. Today’s featured Ebay auction is an unusual item, a relic of Ewok-Mania: A Roll of Ewoks Wallpaper.

I am always very careful in using the term “rare”, as its overuse everywhere, including Ebay can be tiresome and in some cases not truly applicable to the item up for sale. Today’s wallpaper is an exception to that rule, not simply because it is an item I have never seen or heard of, but is not pictured in any of the books that I have in my possession. Not only is this wallpaper a rarity, but also an oddity, something not likely to be found in many collections.

Click on through to see this roll of sealed vintage Ewoks Wallpaper and add it to your collection today!

Vintage Ewoks Wallpaper Roll Sealed



Series 2 Cantina Sets Rumor Control
April 2, 2004 | 4:40 PM EST | Keri

It seems that there are more questions, rather than definitive answers on the Series 2 Cantina Sets issued by Hasbro to be Wal-Mart Exclusives. After searching and reading upon the topic from various sources, I hope to have come up with some answers to help myself and our readers clear up this muddled mess.

As we know, the First Cantina Sets were Wal-Mart exclusives, and in most cases were pretty much deluxe peg-warmers. In fact at some out of the way Wal-Marts in my area they can still be bought, although not of course not on mint cards.

The Second Cantina Sets slated to be released at Wal-Mart were Dr. Evazan, Kitik Keed’Ka, and Wuher. However, Wal-Mart declined the exclusive items, which were in turn picked up by the struggling K-Mart. When K-Mart declared bankruptcy and started closing stores, Hasbro stopped production on these figure sets.

How many cases exactly did Hasbro produce? According to Cloud City Collectibles, the only US Retailer to actually get cases of these figures, the number of cases believed to be produced is somewhere around 250, which translates into about 1,000 Kitik’s and 500 each of Wuher and Dr. Evazan. Therefore, the prices for these figures on the blue Saga cards are not in the low end of the spectrum.

Where exactly does that leave us now, those who do not wish to pay a small fortune just to own the figures? As we have seen, the figures are still a K-Mart exlusive, this time appearing as a 3-Pack in the new OTC Packaging design. The point being, unless you absolutely must have every single packaging variant produced, I would say be patient and wait for the K-Mart 3-Pack.

You may view the figures with their Blue Saga cards up for auction on Ebayhere.



Brand New Case Assortments Announced
April 2, 2004 | 1:38 PM EST | Mark

From EE:
In the midst of our 8th Anniversary Great Deals sale, Hasbro sprung a few new Star Wars items on us, including these two new waves:

Original Trilogy Basic Figures Wave 10 (Item# HS84715N, $64.99)
Star Wars – The Original Trilogy Collection 3 3/4 inch Basic Action Figure Assortment Wave 10. Includes all-new vintage-style packaging that resembles the original line of Kenner Star Wars Action figures. Contains 12 individually packaged action figures including 2x Greedo (NEW), 1x R2-D2 (NEW), 2x TIE Fighter Pilot (NEW), 2x Luke Skywalker – Bespin Outfit (NEW), 1x Luke Skywalker – Dagobah, 1x Luke Skywalker – Jedi, 1x Yoda – Dagobah, 1x R2-D2 – Dagobah Swamp, 1x Wicket (subject to change). All information and descriptions are subject to change. More details coming soon!

Original Trilogy Basic Figures Wave 9 (Item# HS84715M, $64.99)
Star Wars – The Original Trilogy Collection 3 3/4 inch Basic Action
Figure Assortment Wave 9. Includes all-new vintage-style packaging that resembles the original line of Kenner Star Wars action figures.
Contains 12 individually packaged action figures including 1x Princess Leia (NEW), 2x Biker Scout (NEW), 1x Luke Skywalker – Dagobah, 1x Yoda – Dagobah, 1x Spirit of Obi-Wan Kenobi, 1x R2-D2 – Dagobah Swamp, 1x Luke Skywalker – X-Wing Pilot, 1x Luke Skywalker – Jedi, 1x Han Solo, 1x Chewbacca, 1x Darth Vader (subject to change). All information and descriptions are subject to change. More details coming soon!



Action-HQ Newsfeed
April 2, 2004 | 12:06 AM EST | Bill -Bringing the Best to you FIRST this week with the
newest 2004 figures!

Available now are:
– Han Solo as AT-ST Driver
– General Lando Calrissian-Death Star Attack
– General Madine-Imperial Shuttle Capture
Each at just $12.95!

Also still available are 2004 figures:
– Admiral Ozzel
– Bossk
– Captial Antilles
– Dengar
– Dutch Vander Gold Leader
– General Dodonna
– Tie Fighter Pilot
Each at just $9.95 and up!

Others recently released items:
Lando in Skiff Guard Disguise, Ultra B’omar Monk, Ultra Jabba the
Hut, Ultra Jango Fett (New Card) and Ultra Obi-Wan (New Card).

And in the next week or two Ultra Ewok.

Click HERE to Enter!



Attention San Jose Fans
April 1, 2004 | 10:04 PM EST | Bill

This just in from the South Bay Star Wars Fan Club:

There is a new collectibles show, the San Jose Collector Show, opening this Sunday April 4th at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in downtown San Jose, CA from 10am to 4pm. In addition to the usual comics,
toys, anime & other collectibles the show will also be featuring artist Ron Lim, a video game tournament, a charity auction, & many other events. For more information on the show check out at the web site here.



Entertainment Earth Anniversary Sale
April 1, 2004 | 9:56 PM EST | Bill

This just in from Entertainment Earth:

As of right now there are 67 Star Wars items listed in our Great Deals section:here Everything there has already been marked down…. But guess what? Customers can take an ADDITIONAL 30-40% off items on the list with their anniversary sale! Check it out!



$4.99 or $5.99????
April 1, 2004 | 6:13 PM EST | Mark

After seeing the price drop on the Silver Clone Trooper, I emailed and asked them about this, as I myself, ordered it at the $5.99 price. This is their response….

Thank you for writing to

The discounts we offer for items on our web site do vary from time to
time. I’ve checked your order, and found that we now offer a
greater discount on “Star Wars: Clone Trooper Figure” than at the
time you placed your order.

Since this item was shipped so recently, I have requested a refund of
$2.12 to your credit card. This amount reflects the difference
between the price you were charged and the discounted price,
including associated sales tax. The refund should appear as a
credit on your next billing statement.

You may view returns and refunds by clicking the “Your Account” link
at the top of our web site, then clicking “Go!” next to “open and
recently shipped orders.” Completed refunds will appear at the
bottom of an individual order’s summary page.

I hope this solution is satisfactory. Thank you for shopping at–we hope you will visit us again soon.

Please let us know if this e-mail resolved your question

So if ordered this fig at $5.99, make sure you email them now.

Star Wars: Clone Trooper Figure $4.99 Free shipping, in stock and ready to ship!



New at Master Replicas
April 1, 2004 | 5:54 PM EST | Mark B

While this isn’t a new Star Wars item, Master Replicas has once again produced a hit with their new “Shrek” line of limited edition busts. Those of you that are collecting the Gentle Giant line of Star Wars busts may want to check these out from Master Replicas.



The What????
April 1, 2004 | 5:50 PM EST | Mark B

Its been a rumor floating around for a couple of weeks now. But, its either an April Fool’s Day joke or the real thing. Head on over to and move your mouse over the menu on the left. Check out what is listed for Episode III……if it is true, looks like George is keeping with his “Saturday Morning Serials” titles. Thanks to Scott E for noticing this.



Wanna Hear George Talk About ANH?
April 1, 2004 | 5:44 PM EST | Mark B

A New Hope is coming to DVD this fall, but you can listen to part of the Audio Commentary from George Lucas RIGHT NOW!!! Visit this website to listen!



Bounty Hunting Today: Vintage Shampoo
April 1, 2004 | 4:27 PM EST | Keri

Back in 1981, when your Mom forced you to wash your hair, the only shampoo you could have ever wanted near your hair had to be the Star Wars characters produced by Omni Cosmetics.

Not only was the shampoo fragrant, but the bottle designs resembled the most memorable characters from the Trilogy. You could be as clean as Princess Leia, Luke, Yoda, Chewie, R2-D2, and Wicket. Even the Dark Side has to stay clean so for your Sith Shampooing needs there was Vader. Last but not least, even slimy gangsters have to look their best, so you could even shampoo with Jabba the Hutt. The shampoo bottles came with paper hangtags which gave fun little bios, urging kids to “shampoo with Princess Leia and feel like royalty yourself!”

Today’s featured auction is for a nice mint sealed example of an R2-D2 Shampoo bottle complete with original tag. If you are looking to start the bath section of your collection, this is a great way to get it underway today!

Vintage R2-D2 Shampoo Sealed



It’s Back!!!
April 1, 2004 | 1:28 PM EST | Mark

Now you can get it… It’s back in stock….
Star Wars: Clone Trooper Figure $4.99 Free shipping, in stock and ready to ship!



Star Destroyer Wave Card Error
April 1, 2004 | 8:16 AM EST | Bill

Yak Reader Danielhubby wrote in to give everyone a heads-up on an editing error on the back of one of the figures in the Star Destroyer wave. On the back of Bossk’s card the “name” under J’Quille’s photo is Tanus Spijek! Interestingly Admiral Ozzel’s card doesn’t seem to have the error.

Check out the image here

March 2004 Archive

Episode 3 Web Documentary Part 5
March 31, 2004 | 9:57 PM EST | Bill

The Official Site has updated their Hyperspace section with the 5th installment of their web documentary on the making of Episode 3. This feature focuses on weaponry, and from the teaser image on looks very interesting.



Chapter 14 Is Online Now
March 31, 2004 | 9:01 PM EST | Mark

Are you a hyperspace member yet? Click on over to and watch Episode 14.

On the icy planet of Ilum, chameleon droids are planting explosives in the sacred Jedi caverns, the source of the crystals that power every Jedi’s lightsaber. Jedi Luminara Unduli and Barriss Offee engage in a ferocious battle to protect this most important site.

Once you’ve seen the broadcast version with regular audio, be sure to view the Hyperspace-exclusive audio commentary with creator Genndy Tartakovsky providing insights for Star Wars fans on the behind-the-scenes adventures in making this episode.



Star Wars: Silver Clone Trooper Figure
March 31, 2004 | 8:00 PM EST | Mark

Now you can get it…
Star Wars: Clone Trooper Figure $5.99 Free shipping, in stock and ready to ship!



Falcon Favorite!
March 31, 2004 | 5:21 PM EST | Keri

This week’s Falcon Favorite is simple and special, bringing a smile and warm feelings to your heart. YakReader Mark D. shares this photo and memories with us:

“These items are as modest as can be, but they hold a lot of happy
memories. These are proofs-of-purchase from the vintage figure
cardbacks, cut out by me and/or my brother when we were very young. I remember us frequently mailing these to Kenner’s mail-in promotions (for Ackbar, Emperor, Anakin, etc.) so I was very surprised a few years ago when my mother told me she found these POPs sitting around forgotten in a cabinet. A nice little reminder of simpler times and safety scissors.”

Just a nice reminder that the best items in a collection do not have to be the rarest, nor the most expensive to be Falcon Favorites.



12″ Luke Jedi
March 31, 2004 | 3:51 PM EST | Mark

The figures just keep on coming….
Over at you can now get (in stock) the 12″ Luke with Jedi Attire.



Gamorrean Guard Sale
March 31, 2004 | 9:36 AM EST | Mark

Over at they have the Star Wars “Return of the Jedi”: Gamorrean Guard 12″ Deluxe Action Figure on sale for $14.99 if you still are looking for one.



More New Stuff…
March 31, 2004 | 9:30 AM EST | Mark

Jabba the Hutt wave is in stock at Amazon….
Jabba’s Sail Barge – Lando Calrissian
Return of the Jedi Figure: Jabba the Hutt
Jabba’s Palace – Rappertunie
Jabba’s Sail Barge – Tanus Spijek
Jabba’s Palace – Holographic Luke Skywalker



Musing With John
March 30, 2004 | 7:44 PM EST | Mark

The latest QNA with John is now online, grab your favorite drink, click over and take a seat. Once you are done reading, please drop John your own question(s) and he will get you the answers….



XBox Console Price Drop
March 30, 2004 | 6:04 PM EST | Keri

If you were holding out to get a brand new Xbox console at a lower price, look no further than all major retailers reflecting Microsoft’s price drop to $149.99. There are some great Star Wars titles available for Xbox including Knights of the Old Republic, (and its forthcoming sequel now in production) as well as Clone Wars with the Xbox Live capability to play others from around the world.

You may find the console online at Toys R Us here.
If you would like to purchase the special bundle with Project Gotham Racing 2 (one of the best racing games next to Gran Turismo 3) for only $179.99 visit a local TRU near you, as this is not available online.



Bounty Hunting Today: Target Glass Error
March 30, 2004 | 4:41 PM EST | Keri

Errors in packaging or slip-ups in quality control have been with Kenner since the original line of figures introduced in 1978. Either the wrong figure is put with another characters card, a weapon is missing or even the wrong weapon is included. While these are overlooked mistakes, with the consumer recieving an incomplete item, some collectors crave these sometimes goofy errors.

Today’s featured auction is for a Target exclusive Darth Maul figure packaged with an Obi-Wan Kenobi glass. As the seller describes and shows well with photos, the package was not tampered with to create an error, it was done at the factory.

As with all packaging errors, prices can be all over the place. Some items are more popular than others and some errors fetch less than the retail value. I myself am not an error collector, though I do have an 00M-9 which I bought off the shelves with the head unattached. I felt it was a nice touch being “all brokey” in the bubble. As to the worth of an error item, I have found that like so many other things it is worth whatever price someone is willing to pay. The main point is do not buy an error with the sole idea that it is worth a fortune and that you will be able to sell it in 10 years and send your kids to college. Prices and markets for collectible items are always in constant flux, with the bottom line being buy what you like for a price you are comfortable in paying.

Click on the link below to see an unusual error item to add to your collection today!

Target Error Darth Maul figure with Obi-Wan Glass



Star Wars Shop Packs
March 30, 2004 | 3:51 PM EST | Mark B

For those of you, like me, who had their orders cancelled on the opening day of the, be watching your mailbox for the promised pack that was an apology for having to have all of our orders cancelled. Mine showed up today. Inside was a gift certificate for $50, 3 Topps Clone Wars Cards, and 2 Revenge of the Jedi Patches. While I appreciate the Star Wars Shop giving these out for our inconvenience, I’m not sure if I’m more annoyed with having my order cancelled, or having to pay the $3.70 POSTAGE DUE on this package!!!!



Entertainment Earth Newsfeed
March 30, 2004 | 8:29 AM EST | Bill

This just in from Entertainment Earth:

Jabba Cold Cast Statue
From the Attakus Collection. This Jabba the Hutt stands approximately 18-inches tall and 26-inches long. Made of cold cast porcelain. Limited edition of 750 pieces! This Jabba the Hutt statue is in scale to the Attakus Leia as Jabba’s Prisoner statue, so that she can be placed in front of him to recreate the opening scene from Return of the Jedi. In Stock!
Item Number: AC122
Price: $1,199.99
See Star Wars Statues



New Figs Back In Stock
March 30, 2004 | 7:19 AM EST | Mark

The Yavin wave is back in stock, and all have free shipping….
Battle of Yavin – Tie Fighter Pilot
Battle of Yavin – Dutch Vander Gold Leader
Tantive IV – Captain Antilles
Battle of Yavin – General Jan Dodonna

You can also pre-Order the Star Wars Trilogy DVD..
Star Wars Trilogy (Widescreen Edition) $41.99 (40% off w/ free shipping)
Star Wars Trilogy (Full Screen Edition) $41.99 (40% off w/ free shipping)



Star Wars Miniatures Pre-Order
March 29, 2004 | 10:03 PM EST | Mark

You can now Pre-Order two of the Star Wars Miniatures from and they are 30% off.

Star Wars Miniatures Entry Pack
Star Wars Miniatures Expansion Pack



That’s No Moon, It’s a Space Station!
March 29, 2004 | 10:01 PM EST | Keri

Would You like to own a piece of the Death Star? Well, you can, for a price of course through a Profiles in History Hollywood Memorabilia Live Auction on where else but Ebay!

The small surface piece of the Death Star measuring 21″ x 19″ shows all of the tiny details that made the ultimate weapon in the universe look so intimidating. The bidding starts at $400 and can be viewed here.

Another one of a kind item that may be purchased is an original Ralph McQuarrie artwork featuring Obi-Wan Kenobi, the Mother Ship from Close Encounters, Hal and the Obelisk from 2001 made for the John Williams “Sounds of Space” benefit concert in 1978. This is an actual painting done by this talented and well-known artist up for auction at the opening price of $4000.00. You may view this beautiful item here.

The auctions all end on March 31st and you must be specially registered and verified by Ebay Live to bid on them.



Australian Toy Fair 2004
March 29, 2004 | 9:52 PM EST | Mark

The best coverage on the net. Check out for some awesome coverage.

Items include:
Hasbro: Playskool 2-packs (Luke, R2)(Han, Leia)(vader, ben)(Chewy, 3po)(Padme, Anakin)(Yoda, clone trooper)(obi-wan, clone trooper – blue)
Sample OTC cards, sample retro cards, new Unleashed Repacks, plus more.



Bounty Hunting Today: Sleeping Bags
March 29, 2004 | 9:48 PM EST | Keri

If you were watching Clone Wars Chapters 1 – 10 on Friday night, and in between the chapters closely perusing the collection of Steven Sansweet, you probably remember seeing his large rack of vintage sleeping bags looking oh so very cool.

Today’s featured auction is of course for a vintage sleeping bag. The pattern is from Empire Strikes Back (my personal favorite) and has great designs of Luke, Leia, Han and the Droids all set in a Hoth motif. Although this particular sleeping bag is not sealed in its original package like the ones found in Mr. Sansweet’s collection, it is nonetheless a nice addition at a very affordable price. Sleeping bags, as with just about all bedding items and curtains are extremely difficult to find sealed in original packaging, and when found, the prices can be on the high end of the spectrum.

If you are looking for a nice sleeping bag to decorate your collection room with, then click on through to the auction below!

Empire Strikes Back Sleeping Bag



Sandcrawler Confirmed
March 29, 2004 | 9:43 PM EST | Mark

The latest issue of the Star Wars Insider is hitting the mailboxes across the USA.

Here are some of the highlights:
Target will get the Sandcrawler and Slave 1 with ESB redeco. The Sandcrawler will come with three figs: Two Jawas and a Gold Finish RA Droid. These will come in the OTC packaging.
TRU will get the Vader’s Tie Fighter and Y-Wing in Quarter 3 of this year, these will also be in the OTC package. They will also get another 4-pack (Endor Ambush).

In the issue there are pics of the Slave 1 and Sandcrawler.



Chapter 12 Online Now
March 29, 2004 | 9:33 PM EST | Mark

If you are a Hyperspace member, hop on over to and check out the latest episode, and you can also view the episode with commentary.

Episode 12:
Jedi Mace Windu leads his troops in an intense battle on the plains of Dantooine. The Separatist forces counter the offensive with an enormous seismic tank, devastating the clone troops. Mace Windu finds himself alone and surrounded by the massive Droid Army — without his lightsaber.



E3 Preview Figures
March 28, 2004 | 9:58 PM EST | Bill

Pete over at The Private Universe is reporting that we will see 5 preview figures for E3. The first will ship to Target as part of Target’s line of figures with a glass. Then when the DVDs of the Original Trilogy hits stores, there will be 4 more previews figures. Read the full story here.



Big Bad Toy Store Newsfeed
March 28, 2004 | 9:51 PM EST | Bill

This Just in From Big Bad Toy Store:

STAR WARS: The Deluxe wave including Jabba the Hut, Jabba’s Court
Denizens, Kamino Confrontation Jango & Obi-Wan has arrived. Also in stock in limited quantities is a new Saga wave with Dutch Vander, Captain Antilles, Tanus Spijek, Holographic Luke, Rappertunie and more! Clone ware multipacks are also in stock – Clone Army, Jedi Army, Droid Army and more!

MUPPETS: Two great exclusive items are available for $28.99 – Adventure Kermit – dressed just like Indian Jones complete with hat and whip and The Ghost of Samuel Arrow Wizard World Exclusive. Series 7 Muppets figures have also arrived, we offer 3 different sets of 4 that each include a different variant version of Johnny – Gray, Pinstripe, and Purple Jackets.

VINTAGE STAR WARS: The vintage department has just listed a variety of carded vintage SW items and has listed the first 200 items from a large loose vintage SW collection. Tons of figures, many with weapons are currently listed and many vehicles and other items will be listed Monday.



Prizes Seek You?
March 28, 2004 | 8:32 PM EST | Bill

The Unified Site Contest has returned and all of us at Yakface are proud to be a part of it. A tradition continues! The third installment of the Unified Site Contest begins now and it’s the biggest ever! Join us in a two-week competition that will test your investigative skills. Within the pages of the unified sites you will find clues to solving the greatest mystery of the Star Wars Universe: the death of Jabba the Hutt. It’s a Star Wars “Infinities” murder mystery where you assist Ephant Mon (Jabba’s trusted confidant) in determining the guilty party among a long list of underworld cutthroats, criminals and hooligans. Find the gamepieces that will lead you to the suspects, then make your determination and incriminate the culprit!

And what Unified Site Contest would be complete without a large cache
of bounty to be won! Our newest contest has THREE prizes levels
culminated from the generous sites and sponsors of, The
Bothan Spy,, Jedi Temple Archives, Yakface, The
Custom Alliance, FFURG and!

For more information on rules, gameplay, prizes and more, visit the
Unified Site Contest III gamesite

Good Luck Toys
March 28, 2004 | 10:18 AM EST | Mark

Here are some new things….
LEGO UCS Naboo Fighter $24.97 38% off
LEGO Star Wars: Darth Maul
Battle of Yavin – Tie Fighter Pilot
Jabba the Hutt Free shipping
Jabba’s Palace – Rappertunie
Battle of Yavin – General Jan Dodonna



Bounty Hunting Today: Loose Figures for $1
March 27, 2004 | 1:05 PM EST | Keri

If you are a collector of loose figures, or are simply searching for some army builders, something to customize, or something to finish out a diorama then $1 loose figure auctions are for you!

Ebay is an interesting place, a virtual cornucopia of items from all across the world. Some items trash, some treasure, some the rarest of the rare, some as common as dirt. No matter what the item, there is almost always a buyer, especially if the price is right!

While today’s auctions are not necessarily rare, they represent a nice grouping of well cared for loose complete action figures from the recent POTJ and Saga lines. Another nice perk is the low US shipping cost of $1 per loose figure, with combined shipping for multiple purchases.

Click on through to view over 90 loose figures auctioned off individually below and complete your loose collection today!

Over 90 Auctions for Individual Loose Figures



“I Have You Now!”
March 27, 2004 | 12:50 PM EST | Keri

If you for some reason missed last night’s brand new episode of the Clone Wars on Cartoon Network, it is now available in a small streaming format for you to watch here.

Also for all you Hyperspace Members, from the Official Site, there are brand new Clone Wars Avatars for you to use on the Message Boards. Those may be found here. Aayla Secura and Shaak Ti are among the very cool new Avatar images available, as well as some new Spoiler characters – beware spoiler sensitive!



Canadian Toys R Us News
March 27, 2004 | 12:38 PM EST | Keri

A Canadian Toys R Us Insider alerts all of our readers North of the border to some upcoming toys and prices:

SW Trilogy Vehicle w/ figure
Skn 103039 $29.99
Estimated arrival August

SW 12” Vintage Figure
Skn 103217 $39.99

Falcon w/ figure
103179 $79.99

Vintage figure
104221 $14.99

Remember all prices are in Canadian funds, and the month given is simply an estimated time of arrival and also this gives everyone an idea on pricing points for new items arriving this summer. Looks to be an exciting summer and fall already!



Insider #75 Arriving in a Mailbox Near You…
March 27, 2004 | 12:30 PM EST | Keri

YakReader Dewayne writes in to let us know of this latest Insider arrival:

“I received issue no. 75 of the Star Wars Insider today with General
Grievous on the cover. There is a cool feature with a look behind the
scenes at Gentle Giant.”

With all the great new items coming in the near future from Gentle Giant, I would imagine this would be a very nice article.



Clone Wars Episode 11
March 26, 2004 | 11:17 PM EST | Mark

Head over to Star if you are a hyperspace member and want to check out the episode and the quicktime with commentary.

Anakin continues his pursuit of Dark Jedi Asajj Ventress, disobeying Obi-Wan’s strenuous orders not to do so. During an intense dogfight, he tracks her through hyperspace to Yavin 4. Obi-Wan Kenobi, who is acting as a General of the Army of the Republic, dispatches a platoon of ARC troopers to support his Padawan.

Once you’ve seen the broadcast version with regular audio, be sure to view the Hyperspace-exclusive audio commentary with creator Genndy Tartakovsky providing insights for Star Wars fans on the behind-the-scenes adventures in making this episode.



Dodonna And Antilles Poll…..
March 26, 2004 | 6:53 PM EST | Mark

Please take a moment to answer the question about the news below on the Dodonna And Antilles figures with the removable arms feature. Thanks



Looking For The OTHER Dodonna And Antilles?
March 26, 2004 | 2:13 PM EST | Bill

It seems Hasbro has a surprise in store for fans– the Yavin wave contains a major easter egg– Dodonna and Antilles have interchangable arms and coats! Yak Reader Scott sent in a great how-to guide for customizing them. Check it out here.



Cartoon Network Tonight @ 9:30 EST
March 26, 2004 | 7:09 AM EST | Mark

Just a reminder.. Tonight is the night, at 9:30EST, The second season of the Clone Wars will begin….



Entertainment Earth Newsfeed
March 25, 2004 | 9:55 PM EST | Bill

This just in from Entertainment Earth:

Star Wars Original Trilogy Monopoly (Item# HG42352, $39.99)
All-new VERY limited edition Star Wars – The Original Trilogy
Collection Monopoly. Includes all-new “never before seen” tokens.
Each game is individually numbered! Reserve yours today!

Star Wars Unleashed Asst. 9 Set (Item# HS85002DD, $37.99)
1x Princess Leia (New Packaging), 1x Obi-Wan Kenobi (New Packaging)
(subject to change).

Star Wars Unleashed Asst. 9 Case (Item# HS85002D, $110.99)
3x Princess Leia (New Packaging), 3x Obi-Wan Kenobi (New Packaging)
(subject to change).



Star Wars FX Jacket Now Available!
March 25, 2004 | 9:30 AM EST | Mark B


Master Replicas has the new Star Wars FX Jacket for sale on their website (Only Collectors Society Members can order on March 25 – Everyone else can order Friday March 26th). This is a really nice looking jacket – and if it is as cool as it is described, it will be a MUST HAVE for the serious Star Wars collector. Head on over to Master Replicas to have a look!



Action HQ Newsfeed
March 25, 2004 | 8:35 AM EST | Bill

Action HQ just wrote to let us know that they have new Star Wars Preorders up now:

STAR WARS Ultra Ewok & More 2004 Figures!
PreOrder NOW the newest release including Han AT-ST Driver, General Madine-Imperial Shuttle Capture, General Calrissian-Death Star Attack & Ultra Ewok! Available next week in limited quantities!



LEGO Maul @
March 25, 2004 | 8:30 AM EST | Mark

While this guy has been around for quite sometime. He has never been cheaper than this….
LEGO Star Wars: Darth Maul List $149.99, now $74.97 (50%) off.

Also back in stock is the Unleashed Figure: Clone Trooper for $14.99 with free shipping.



Federation Toys Newsfeed
March 25, 2004 | 8:28 AM EST | Bill

This just in from Federation Toys:

“I just wanted to say hi and let you know that we have a few new items in stock. Anakin Skywalkers Master Replica limited edition saber from AOTC. we are also clearing out some other Master Replicas items check site for details. we have a limited number of the Star Wars Celebration II souvenir program collector’s books. This is going to be a busy year, we have a lot of new figures on the way and some older ones, also Master Replicas has a lot of new very cool items coming out make sure to stay tuned for details. We are still working on the infamous 12 inch PLO koon, we will email as soon as we get more details on this bad boy. we hope you have a great day and any questions or requests please let us know. May the force be with you!”



KBToys has AOTC 3-Packs for $7.99 each
March 25, 2004 | 12:18 AM EST | Jason

KBToys in the Chicago Western Suburbs received a large shipment of
the Attack of the Clones Jedi Council and Geonosis War Room 3-packs. The case had all 4 in them and for the low price of $7.99. I wish my Jedi powers could have foreseen the future as I remember shelling out $19.99 a pop and I bought 2 of each long ago.



E3 Title???
March 24, 2004 | 9:45 PM EST | Bill

Yep you read the subject line correctly! It seems that there is another rumor out there — no this one is not “Rise of the Empire” that we’ve seen on the web for a while now. The latest report comes from Ain’t It Cool News (which managed to see some E2 footage very early….). Ok you know we stay spoiler free, so we’ll link you to the title here.



Great Tatooine Padme Photo
March 24, 2004 | 9:36 PM EST | Bill

The Official Site’s Hyperspace section has updated with a very nice photo of Padme in her traveling Robe on Tatooine. It’s a very nice still in and of itself, however if you are a customizer who likes to improve on Hasbro’s product reference material doesn’t get any better than this.



Want An X-Wing Jacket?
March 24, 2004 | 6:43 PM EST | Mark

Over at The Sharper, they have this awesome jacket for the low low price of $49.95, hurry while they last.



Red Leader X-Wing Has New Date
March 24, 2004 | 6:22 PM EST | Mark

Though Amazon has sent out information on the Red Leader X-Wing stating that they will not be getting them… low and behold, it has shown up on the site again, with a different release date.
As I said before, what typically happens, is that they sit in the system and after X many days, the system will send out that generic email stating that they will not be getting them. Then they relist the item.
Also, the Jabba’s Palace 4-Pack Figures has also resurfaced as a pre-order.
Both are available right now for a pre-order and both have FREE shipping.



Falcon Favorite!
March 24, 2004 | 5:14 PM EST | Keri

This newest addition to the Falcon Favorite feature is not only interesting but also a tough find. Jeremy shared his story of how he obtained these items. has taken the liberty to edit it as we do not want to offend any readers, however, the image of the items is definately worth seeing.